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Friday, March 27, 2009

I Love It When You Talk Retro

Design by Jason Ramirez

Earlier today, Kottke.org guest editor Ainsley Drew linked to the most excellent Schott's Vocab: A Miscellany of Modern Words & Phrases. But for every neologism like recession beard, there's a retroterm like scuttlebutt. I can't wait to read this book. And yeah, the cover is OK too ;-)


Read Jacket Copy's interview with the author, and buy this book from Amazon.com

8 comments:

Ian Shimkoviak said...

love it!

Kevin Church said...

This is me, being a comic book reader, but that lettering in the balloons is totally off. The linespacing is way, way too big and the kerning on the letterforms is not as tight as it should be.

I spent a few seconds knocking together a replacement, because I'm that guy when it comes to how comics lettering is presented in broader media. Yes, I know.

jason r said...

Design credit: Jason Ramirez

Thanks for the post.

Boomka said...

I love the book cover. All of his art was so much fun because you could have substituted any quote for what said and it would still be awesome and ridiculous and look like it carried some significance.

watzabatza said...

sweet lovers... just omit the words (their sayings).. :-)

Anonymous said...

I think the title is stupid though and lacks creativity.

Anonymous said...

Isn't Francis Bacon: Incunabula
by Rebecca Daniels a nice cover?

Anonymous said...

oops i just realised it is a painting... nice tho.