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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons

I'm a sucker for transparent color over black & white photos, but only when it's done well as it is here.


(There is a wee tiny part of my brain that says this looks too much like a brochure, but that might be because of the shape of the book more than the layout. I went to the bookstore for the designer's name and to check the dimensions of the book but they didn't have a copy.)

6 comments:

Seth Christenfeld said...

I suspect it's not the case, but I think it would be pretty nifty if the black and white photo were printed right on the book, with the target on a transparent jacket.

brooks said...

I just can't get over the fact that there's a big Target logo on the cover.

Joseph said...

Brooks: I hadn't really made that connection. You might have just killed my buzz...although part of me says that Target Inc. can't have a monopoly on target imagery. The red used here is totally appropriate for the subject matter but it does bring it closer to Target Inc.

alan said...

Seth Christenfeld said...

I suspect it's not the case, but I think it would be pretty nifty if the black and white photo were printed right on the book, with the target on a transparent jacket.


That is how the new Chuck Barris book is set up. Looks nice.

Katie Alender said...

I like it, but the Target thing hits too close to home, (and when I started typing that, I swear I was not intending for it to be a pun).

bill said...

The design is clean and, if interpreted properly on first glance, spot on. After a few seconds, I thought this could work as well as an editorial illustration for the new "Target Dome" coming soon to a metropolis near you.