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Sunday, April 23, 2006

New Will Self covers

Will Self is a wonderful, trippy writer, and his books definitely deserved an overhaul. I'm always excited when an author's catalog gets this kind of unified treatment:





I like these, but can't help but note the similarity between these and what was recently done to Sarah Vowell's books:



Are the new Self books too close to Vowell's?

7 comments:

Dan K said...

Yes, too close. And Vowell's are better.

wiwimu said...

I agree.

Orlando said...

Really reminds me of this guy's work

http://www.davidlevinthal.com/works.html

Ingrid said...

Funny, I though that the Self books were better. The Vowell book type is too high up, whereas the Self books allow for more of a complete compositon.

I guess I'm tired of the facile compositons where its text, then image. Therein lies a disconnect. I'd much rather a design that allows the text to be image, or part of compositon.

The Vowell looks pretty standard to me. The Self seems to carry more emotional weight.

javier said...

Looks like Veer had a liquidation sale...

Anyway, I agree with ingrid.

Readymade said...

Agree with you on unified treatment. Just shouts out to the collector in me :D

One of the examples I love is the series of covers Andrzej Klimowski did for Kazuo Ishiguro's novels, with the publication of "The Unconsoled".

essrog said...

Maybe not the type treatment, but: Charles S. Anderson in the 90s