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Monday, July 27, 2009

The Alternative Hero

Design by Keenan

Sometimes it's worth waiting to see a book cover in the store -- and here's the important part -- among others. I saw Keenan's design for The Alternative Hero on the Knopf site before it was released, and just let it sit in the queue for awhile. Seeing it tonight on the new fiction shelf at Borders (I know...where's the photo? Bad blogger!) next to more pedestrian efforts underscored that this is really odd (in the best sense of the word), and that using a full facial photo would have lessened this design.

3 comments:

davidpearson_ said...

Brilliant.

coby said...

Not to further preconceived notions about the meaning of "alternative" these days, but "odd(in the best sense of the word)" is exactly what i think when i come across something truly "alternative." Long story short, this is cool.

Joseph said...

Coby: agreed.