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Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Mystery of Olga Chekhova, Brazilian edition

So I'll admit I didn't know who Olga Chekhova (or Tchekova) was before Brazilian designer Leonardo Iaccarino sent this in. It's quite a story: one of Hitler's favorite actresses was actually a Soviet "sleeper agent" who may have been involved in a plot to assassinate him.


The American edition uses a famous photo of Hitler and Chekhova (below), but how nice to see a different approach on the Brazilian cover. And while I'm sure words-forming-a-swastika has been done before, this grabs me and holds on pretty tight.

6 comments:

N4T said...

One with red colour scheme is much appealing ... good effort with text also..... i liked it....

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Ana Carolina said...

I really like Iaccarino´s cover:)

Anonymous said...

The swastika is backwards on Iaccarino´s cover. Rookie mistake.

Joseph said...

Anon: yup, you're right. The Nazis went with the right-facing swastika. Both right- and left-facing have been used for a loooong time:

Wikipeia article on the swastika

Anonymous said...

I'd keep the text all white on red background and the swastika should face the other way as Anonymous pointed out.

Anonymous said...

BURRO!