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Monday, September 15, 2008

I Don't: A Contrarian History of Marriage

Design by Amy C. King

I hereby announce that The Book Design Review will bestow its first annual "This Takes Balls" award in 2008, and that we've got a clear frontrunner:


Bloomsbury USA, take a friggin' bow.

UPDATE: My new favorite reader James points us to an article discussing the use of this image on more than one jacket. Hey, it happens:

8 comments:

The Book Designer said...

what a perfect cover! what a blend.

Anonymous said...

Designer is Amy C. King

jsullivan said...

Thanks anon!

James said...

Ballsy, but already used similarly on another cover.

James said...

The other book is Erotomania, a novel. There's actually an explanation of how the books came to use the same photo here.

Craig Mod said...

It should be noted that the Erotomania (published by $2 Radio) cover wraps around and leaves no mistake for what these chimps are doing. Also, they had their launch party at the Museum of Sex -- truly using this cover image and its implications to the fullest!

Anonymous said...

oh big deal!

Ian Brian Shimkoviak said...

wow! amazing what good design does to an image.