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Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Horrid Pit

Design by Jonathan Sainsbury

Aside from some reservations about the type, this really works for me for two reasons:

1) All that luscious space in the top half really catches your eye when placed next to other books that fill up the entire format, and

2) Placing the photo and the type in the bottom half is a nice visual reference to the title and subject of the book. It's nice to see a designer who thinks through words and concepts like "pit" and "crater" and designs something that reaches out to them.


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3 comments:

Ian B. Shimkoviak said...

I do like it. The red sky, the melancholia scene. The type is clean and well chosen, but not well places and lacks any visual logic. And I don't know if this is bad crop of this cover, but it seems the text is awfully close to the edges of the trim...

Joseph said...

I think it's the crop; I didn't notice the text so close to the edge when I saw it in the shop.

Ian B. Shimkoviak said...

the sound of one book cover begging for another...