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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Salmonella Men on Planet Porno

Design by Jonathan Sainsbury

A quick spin around your local bookstore would yield a good number of covers very much like this. But for some reason, this one is freaking me out. (Actually, I think it's the width between the lemur's eyes w/r/t the rest of the human's features. Either that or I really just don't like lemurs.)


Designer Jonathan Sainsbury was nice enough to send in the entire cover. Here's the back. And he notes: "...the title bars (are) matte. The rest is gloss." Thanks Jonathan!

17 comments:

el gato said...

ya. it's pretty freaky.

gb said...

I can't decide which is creepier. The picture or the title.

Ian Brian Shimkoviak said...

wow. this works very well. I wonder if it's as good as it looks.

nate s. said...

The designer is Jonathan Sainsbury, the art director over at Pantheon. You can see more of his work at http://www.6x9design.com/.

Joseph said...

Nate: Thanks for the info. Jonathan just sent me the full jacket, which I'll try to post in just a bit.

GH said...

Looks amazing in person.

Jason R Gabbert said...

Love this! It's so bizarre and unique!

Anonymous said...

Nate, I tried going on the web site you mention above and couldn't. Is it just me or is something wrong?

Joseph said...

Anon: Jonathan's site is at http://6x9design.com/. Leave out the dubyas.

Annastacia said...

It certainly has that flip and match book quality to it. You the ones that you can flip the panels to change the eyes nose and lips etc...

Adrian from Victoria said...

The only thing freakier would have been to put a salmon head with eyes on the top (salmonella) and the lower half of a porn star's head below (planet porno).

Jonathan said...

The book is very Japanese. The word "porno" is meant to funny. It's not about porn, although there is sex. All the people, plants, and animals on an alien planet are in constant heat. It's kind of goofy. The stories are meant to be funny, a little bizarre, and with some psychological social commentary thrown in. They're inspired from the writer's dream journal.

fav.or.it said...

Jonathan -
"Inspired from the writer's dream journal" - where do you get that idea?
Andrew

sent from: fav.or.it

molly. said...

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and have a great day!

Louise, Carmine Superiore, Italy said...

The lemur gives me the heebeejeebies too. Strange that the owl doesn't have quite the same effect. As a former book-industry inmate, I LOVE the blog.

miumiu said...

Uh, truly bizarre. Works well, though; I would definitely check the insides if I came across this one in the library!

Info Provider said...

these pictures are very funny. The designer is very creative