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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Jetpack Dreams

Design by Jon Resh

A week or so ago, Boing Boing featured a wonderful video for a new book about the history of jetpacks. Here's the cover.

Simple? Sure. Effective? Heck yeah. A really great example of basic design principles, well executed.


Buy this book from Amazon.com.

13 comments:

Arthur Cattersby said...

Seeing as I'm far from literate concerning cover designs, I have more admiration for the title and subtitle than the design. 'Jetpack dreams' is a stunning title which, I suppose, is meant in a literal sense, but could so easily touch on many subjects of life. Simply wonderful.

Eduardo Ruiz said...

Excellent cover and very interesting blog. Congratulations!!!
I want to invite you to my blog http://eduardoruiztapasdelibros.blogspot.com/
(I´m a book cover designer from Argentina)

Design Wales said...

just browsed around yor excellent blog.... book covers are soemtimes so over looked and so inventive and inspirational... thanks and I'll be back .. I've also favoured your blog on our blog...hope that that ok

nate s. said...

It's unusual that this cover appears to be having so much fun, despite the use of some very sterile typefaces. Another case for great imagery speaking for itself.

Nick said...

I love this oldish cover...
but I wonder about the little text importance: "one man's..."
I've noticed it's common practice now but I usually think it ruins a cover.

Your escalator operator said...

New to your blog this week and really enjoying it. Keep 'em coming!

Jeremy Conner said...

This is a great idea for a blog and I really like it! I love design ideas that are slick! That book cover has me interested in reading the book (a book I'd never otherwise even know about), so job well done to whoever came up with it.

Jeremy
jeremyconner.blogspot.com

Katie Alender said...

I love that color combination.

EJ said...

Why include the (but mostly down) on the front page? I think it's too long.

ahmedamin said...

good blog

tim said...

nice solution. i think my brain would've exploded from the possibilites for this.

Alex Camlin said...

The designer is Jon Resh.

canvas wall art said...

thats a great design