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Sunday, October 01, 2006

On Seeing and Noticing

The cover of Alain de Botton's new The Architecture of Happiness isn't worth posting, but this is.

6 comments:

Trina said...

ahhh yes the pocket penguins...I couldn't resist them and went out and bought the boxed set, I love nearly every cover in the series. Check them out at http://www.happybirthdaypenguin.com

Joseph said...

Oy, though, that Web site is enough to make me punch myself in the face.

Joseph said...

Ah, you're a smart one, Trina. They're now pretty pricy on Ebay.

Trina said...

If you trawl second hand book shops you could probably pick some up cheaply. On seeing and noticing is brilliant though isn't it? love the raw photo copied image that fits the subject matter so perfectly...and I've never been able to successfully use a typewriter font but seems to work here. The cover art was done by Laura Oakden, she's got some cool illos on her site, http://www.lauraoakden.com/

emdash said...

I love the way the clothes hanger emphasizes both an off-the-shelf approach to bodily excess (a la pornography) and a question mark for the head as an identity!

Not knowing the book, I'd say that the implied message is "Who lives here? You'll never know if you're just looking."

Holy sh*t what a nice cover.

Orhan Kahn said...

Very sexy, indeed.