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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

All the Sad Young Literary Men

Design by The Heads of State

Gigantic literary aspirations are the crosses that some people bear. This is wonderful.


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8 comments:

Isaac Tobin said...

Fantastic.

Anonymous said...

It would be interesting to design a book to look like a moleskin journal.

That is what came to mind when I saw this book.

ian shimkoviak said...

what a perfect solution. This is a cover that is playful and graphically energetic and strong. There is this solidity to the way it makes you feel, but playful enough that you don't take it seriously all the way...

ian shimkoviak said...

kinda looks like something Jon Gray would do...

Anonymous said...

it is The Heads of State who designed it

Joseph said...

Anon: Thanks for the info. That explains why I like it so much.

Anonymous said...

You miss the wonderful symmetry of the back cover, which presents the blurbs in a shape the echoes the front cover image.

Joseph said...

Anon2:17: If you've got a photo or a scan, please do send it in. thebookdesignreview@yahoo.com

thanks.