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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Savage Pastimes

The Britannica Blog has a nice piece on entertainment and violence and reproduces the cover of Harold Schechter's Savage Pastimes. Whoever found this photo gets a shiny new badge and a new cap gun, courtesy of the BDR.

6 comments:

karen said...

Very striking image!

Nina Laricchia was the designer for this jacket.

ian shimkoviak said...

Great image. cover design could have used a bit more love. Especially for that oddly placed subtitle...

shink design studio said...

yeah, i agree - it's the first thing I read...

should've played off the Barbra Krueger style a tad more.

whatandreareads said...

Nah, I'm with you Joseph, I love it. Especially because it's not a contemporary shot. It nicely supports Schechter's point in addition to being a thoroughly engaging image. That kid's look-you-in-the eye smirk is killer.

JRSM said...

It's a brilliant photo.

Gabrielle Faust said...

What an awesome cover! I love the usage of black and white and spot color. Then again, I'm a sucker for old black and white photography.