Hard to top the logo of the great Kaya Press:
A little puzzling? Not after they explain:
“When tigers used to smoke…” is a traditional Korean phrase used at the beginning of folk tales, similar to “Once upon a time.” Korean folk paintings often feature images of tigers smoking long, bamboo pipes, often accompanied by helpful rabbits. The Kaya logo replaces the Asian-style pipe with a stogie or cigar to show the meeting of traditional and contemporary sensibilities.
Kaya is a small press that recently moved from New York to Los Angeles. They strive to publish “the most challenging, thoughtful, and provocative literature being produced throughout the Asian and Pacific Island diasporas.” Their books are great, and their website is absolutely fantastic. We’ll definitely have a display table for them at our dream bookstore.
Image Credit: Kaya Press