In addition to being the designer of DESTROY ALL MOVIES!!! (and many of the last decade’s most physically attractive books), Jacob Covey is also the father of two-year-old Freya Covey. She appreciates her father’s keen eye and dedication to the field of graphics, she’s been worried about his involvement in the dark underbelly of punk.
The following is from an email sent by Covey:
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“Punks are scary.” Freya has started saying that often. Once she shared a specific fear she’d had about them: “They’re biting my head.”
I try to be a sensitive dad. Aware of what makes Freya scared and talk to her about it. I have art from the book Beasts! up around the house — man eating creatures! — that she doesn’t react to. But Destroy All Movies!!! gets quite a response out of her. It’s really interesting. It’s the first book that I ever had to put out of her reach in another room so she wouldn’t be scared by it.