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Sunday, April 06, 2008

Parenting, Inc.

A good design strategy for alarmist books is to use color to emphasize the important stuff, because, you know, sometimes a 27-word subtitle just doesn't get your point across.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

the author text at the bottom is in such a bad font for the rest of the cover, too. ugh.

mog said...

Yeah...not my favorite.

Pamela said...

Way too many words on the cover...and seemingly no particular point to how the color is used. I couldn't agree more that it's bad!

Gabrielle Faust said...

Personally I can't stand this cover. I find the subtitle obnoxious and would probably pass it up because it the excessive wordiness of it.

ian shimkoviak said...

design aside. I would like to read this book.

You would be amazed how many times a publisher has ASKED me to do this type of design treatment for an already long-ass subtitle. And I do it for them...

Anonymous said...

Are the baby's little tufts of hair supposed to resemble horns? Is fetal education and toddler couture turning our children into demons?

Joseph said...

As the father of a 3 month old, I would fight to the death someone trying to take away the baby wipe warmer. I'm not kidding.