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Sunday, March 19, 2006

Apex Hides the Hurt: A Novel

"The protagonist of Colson Whitehead's briskly existentialist third novel is a nomenclature consultant...The book's title comes from a bandage manufactured to color coordinate with pigments other than Caucasian." (VillageVoice.com)

I put this cover in the friggin' brilliant category.

3 comments:

Eileen said...

Does the bandaid look a bit limp or is it me? If there is a problem I get PLENTY of spam mail that could correct this problem.

kitty said...

This cover is just too gimmicky for me. As Dionne Warwick sang, walk on by ...

Love your comment, eileen!

essrog said...

Great title, great interpretation of title. Framing the design as a box, and making the box the cover was a worthwhile decision that puts it over the top for me. A lesser (or lazier) designer would not have gone to the extra trouble.

For some reason it feels like an extra perk to see the title repeated a second time on the side of the "box". But that's just me.

I wonder what the spine looks like ...