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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Physical



On top, the new paperback. We looked at the hardcover (directly above) a few months back. I liked the simplicity and humor of the hardcover, but I haven't made up my mind about the paperback. Both hit the medical metaphor pretty hard, but there's nothing explicitly political about the rubber glove version, and I'm guessing that explains the change. What do you think?

5 comments:

danup said...

I definitely prefer the hardcover. There's much less going on, but it did a better job of catching my eye because the paperback literally repulsed me.

Anonymous said...

Hardcover's better, much more in your face. The gesture of putting on a glove to give a rectal exam is actually a universal one which implies that the person being examined will receive a lot of pain and humiliation in the process. I've also seen the gesture being compared to getting screwed in the behind. And not in a good way.

dave said...

The hardcover's type is horrible and the white background with the white glove is boring. I find the paperback much more appealing and eye-catching.

g. said...

i had hard time seeing what was going on in the Hardcover. at first i thought the white hand was a white marble hand. the paperback is much more on the mark and obvious right away.

kathryn said...

softcover is interesting, because the guy looks like he's just a head floating in a ugly, yellow world.