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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Shoot the Damn Dog

Designer name to come (not yet published)

I didn't understand it at first either, but Winston Churchill used to refer to his depression as "his black dog." The layout, colors and visual hierarchy make me anything but depressed -- I really like this.

7 comments:

Leslie said...

What I like the best is that the hand lettered feeling subtitle and author's name are really hand lettered. All of the repeating letters (Ms, Ns, As) are different. It gives the cover an intimate feeling.

GS said...

Reminds me of the lettering on the covers of Everything is Illuminated and the HC edition of Ben Kunkel's Indecision.

P. said...

Lovely. It slightly reminded me of this design for a brazilian book:
http://www.abreparentese.com/blogue/imagens_blogue/caomorreu.jpg
Title translates to "Until The Day The Dog Died"

P. said...

Here is the cover. Sorry about that.

Tal said...

It also reminds me of this cover:

http://bookcoversanonymous.blogspot.com/2008/01/sharp-teeth.html

Ian Shimkoviak said...

Graphically it's fun to look at. Seems like I've seen this somewhere though...

Sometimes I think covers are done more for the sake of trying to be a graphic artist rather then doing something that really works for the piece and is a good, solid solution.

This strikes me as that type of cover.

But I do like it...

Ian Shimkoviak said...

P.

Dogs are just fun to use on covers...