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Sunday, September 17, 2006

When Affirmative Action Was White

I can't remember seeing a cover that's hyphenated a word in a title before. Is there ANY good reason to do this?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Possibly to emphasize "affirm" in the word "affirmative"? That, or they didn't want to change the size of the typeface, you know, to keep it consistent with the rest of the title.

HareLine said...

I think this cover looks bold, imperfect, and not pretty - just like the subject matter. It looks straightforward and unapologetic, and I think it really works.

Stephen D. Rogers said...

All the lines with with an "A" or a "W"?

Diana Peterfreund said...

waaaaaaaaa

To simulate a whine?

Anonymous said...

Crypto(-)nomicon does it (on the mass market pb) much better.

handelsaurus said...

Cover design for "What is Philosophy?" by Gilles Deleuze, et. al.

http://tinyurl.com/l9xur

Design by James Victore

Joseph said...

Should we really look to Continental philosphers to make sense on this one? (Only kidding). Good call!

Joel said...

The UK edition of Freakonomics does it too, probably to highlight "Freak".

Click my name for the link.