Monday, 8 June 2009

The cover for NME2

Just as was the case with NME1, the cover of New Malaysian Essays 2 features a work by a living Malaysian artist. (click to enlarge!)


The book will launch early next month, Insya-Allah, and it will be the thickest and most expensive Matahari Books title so far, but a free copy goes to the first person who can identify the artist*, name of artwork and year!

Just post your answers here (with your name) and we will get it all sorted.

* The artist is not allowed to take part.

19 comments:

GUO SHAO-HUA said...

i think it's the last row fourth photo, the drawing in the background.

but i have no idea what the artwork is. :(

Vernon Adrian Emuang said...

Artist Yee I Lan
Title Malaysian Vintage
Year 2002

Sufian said...

I-Lan kan?

ezrena said...

its yee i-lann, title - "malaysiana: hari jadi". year...i dont know. 2007?! :D

Amir Muhammad said...

For getting artist and title correct, Ezrena wins! I know where you work so I will drop off a copy ;-)

Anonymous said...

"it will be the thickest...Matahari Books title so far"

more writers?
longer essays?
or thicker paper?

-- burhan

Amir Muhammad said...

10 essays as opposed to 6. Average length probably shorter than NME1. Erm, paper should be of similar thickness :-)

kimster said...

My answer:

HARI JADI
by Yee I-Lann
Year: 2002

kimster :)

kimster said...

to be more precise, it's
HARI JADI (2/4)
by Yee I-Lann
Year: 2002

I think it's 1 of 4 artwork from the Malaysiana Series which the artist did in collaboration with Pakard Photo Studio.

ezrena said...

yay! yay! thanks amir! :D

Anonymous said...

why Matahari books cover is better than any Dewan Bahasa Book cover? ini tak boleh jadi man....:)

Amir Muhammad said...

"Seni itu sesuatu yang subjektif" -- Razak Mohaideen :-)

S said...

I bought NME1 since my lecturer wrote an essay there! I will still support NME2...can't wait for it! Nice cover too! Unique

Amir Muhammad said...

If you mean Sonia, well, she makes a cameo appearance in NME2 even though she didn't write anything!

Egg said...

What a stunning cover! Brilliant idea! Who's the art director, let me kiss his feet.

Egg said...

Are those original vintage pictures bought from one old-time photo studio? Or new shots, art directed?

Either way, it's brilliant.

Amir Muhammad said...

Do come to the book launch on 4 July and you can meet both the artist and designer. Both are women but surely not averse to having their feet kissed!

saharil said...

sangat-sangat suka cover ini..

Egg said...

Oh, OK...Yee I-Lann! Of course!

I will gladly kiss her feet if she can sell me the full size photographic print!

The layout is OK only. But the photos are so cute, can die.