Shop Indie Bookstores

Thursday, November 01, 2007

No Cause for Indictment: An Autopsy of Newark

Designer name to come

I first saw this a few months ago, when I did a little research on the Newark riots after reading Philip Roth's American Pastoral.

There's a lot going on here: I love the tension between the explosion of the city and the circle holding the text. The circle is more than just a circle: as the most rational geometric form, it reinforces the reasoned analysis that lies on top of (literally and figuratively) the explosive historic event. I haven't seen this in person yet, so I can't tell you what all of the text says. But if there's spot varnish on this cover we've got a real winner.


Anonymous said...

love it!

Ian Shimkoviak said...

Sweet. There is not enough good that can be said about true graphic design. Actually relying on the simple elements of shape, form and color to hint and effectively communicate the topic—without literal, photo-based reference.