When he wasn't designing iconic Dylan posters in the Sixties, Milton Glaser kept busy with paperback illustrations for the great Signet Classics series. This cover for the Signet edition of Melville's Pierre is Glaser at his best, with a fanciful realism turning into something darker and elusive. To suggest the slow descent of Pierre's mind into despair, Glaser created a series of portraits that may owe something to Hitchcock's famous sequence in Psycho (1960), when Norman Bates gradually allows his look to shift from that of a seemingly innocent "boy" into that of a deranged killer. Perhaps Glaser was trying to make Melville's long neglected novel seem hip to readers hoping to find a sinister, modern edge in this story. No doubt many of those Sixties readers must have been disappointed when they discovered that an overdose of romantic love drives Pierre to desperation, not murderous misogyny.