PGH was always interested in the design of her scores and record covers. She drew an elaborate cover for her first opera, Caedmon (1936), which resulted from her researches on early Medieval England. Her interest in book covers seems to have been revived from 1945 during her relationship with Paul Bowles, who mixed with the circle of writers and artists associated with Charles Henri Ford and Parker Tyler’s avant-garde magazine View, published in New York from 1940 to 1947. Several issues of View in fact remain in her archive. Among the contributors to the journal that she knew, in addition to Bowles himself, were the artists Brion Gysin and Alexander Calder and she was to set the poetry of Wallace Stevens, subject of an interview in View’s first issue.