Shop Indie Bookstores

Monday, September 29, 2008

Zen and Now: On the Trail of Robert Pirsig and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Designer info to come

I can't decide which I like better: the elegant recollection of the 70s in the design for the book jacket:


or Oliver Munday's tire / Enso circle that accompanies the New York Times review of the book:

7 comments:

Jeffrey said...

Definately the Enso circle/tire, it just says it all. Don't like the use of Helvetica in the other one either, it's just too safe a choice.

GH said...

Cover design by Peter Mendelsund.

Ian Brian Shimkoviak said...

Both are nice. Is that Paul Sahre on top or Peter Mendelsund?

ryandake said...

the circle/tire, without doubt. elegant and without the woozifying effect of the jacket art.

tim said...

hmm, no offence to Peter Mendelsund (who is freakin awesome) but this seems like a very quick, throwaway concept. Doesn't really say anything to me…

H3NR7 said...

That Enso Tire is brilliant.

Ian Brian Shimkoviak said...

Looks like the cover of Scootering by Jon Stevens. Old Penguin title 1962 designed by bruce robertson.