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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Things I've Learned from Women Who've Dumped Me

Designer name to come

The heart makes a return (here's last month's appearance) on this anthology edited by former Daily Show producer Ben Karlin. It's seen better days, though. Man, you women can be rough ;-)


Nice touch with the background color, and my eyes always perk up when I see type in narrow columns like this. I don't know why, but I just like it.

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8 comments:

ERIC said...

Paul Sahre!

Joseph said...

Thanks. The type gives it away...I just wasn't sure.

ERIC said...

Yeah, I love Paul Sahre's type. However, it seems that people (in publishing) are just connecting Paul Sahre with good modern typography.

A response on FWIS to Sahre's narrow columns by mike:

"Just as boring and pretentious as something Paul Sahre would do."

Thoughts?

Joseph said...

Hmmm. I have no doubt some think the type on this is boring. For me, though, the type achieves two worthy goals: it presents not only the title of the book but 16 (if I counted correctly) names clearly, and it does so in a way that doesn't interfere with the main image, which is the money shot for a funny book like this. Not quite sure how any of that is pretentious…

nate s. said...

The type treatment is totally appropriate, and the designer has wisely allowed it to become information design, as opposed to a decorative element in itself. The image paired with the title says it all...

Jason Gabbert said...

Well done! Great image and a great way to present such an extensive body of type.

Ian Shimkoviak said...

why I love a Paul Sahre piece so much. Very few designers can achieve the end result of what this cover makes you feel. It relies on such a perfect distilling of concept and emotion. Perhaps David Drummonds work is in line with this methodology. The result is perfect and appropriate beyond compare.

I think many designers have a knack for combining images and type and color and exploring different vernaculars. But very few have the ability to take one good image and set some type over it and call it a day. Relying on such bare simplicity of execution to evoke such deep meaning.

things to learn...

Anonymous said...

Sahre or not, I love it. Gives out a scientific atmosphere, like "we know these to be true after years of research" and then the whole thing comes out as funny (although somewhat bitter) when we read the title. And all those names are very neatly stacked without stealing focus or making those godawful sensational shouts we see in top sellers.