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Monday, September 14, 2009

Casablanca: Movies and Memory

Design by Quemadura

Gun to my head, if I had to pick a favorite principle of design, repetition would win hands down. That's why Casablanca: Movies and Memory caught my eye.


I have to say, though, that Peter Mendelsund's design of K. pretty much sets an unmatchable standard. Man, I love this cover:

9 comments:

K. Glyder said...

just saw this in the U Minn catalog today...and it really stood out.

Joseph said...

Agreed. I really want to see the spine and back.

Anonymous said...

I find the first hard to read- feels like stuttering to me.
EJ

Anonymous said...

...I'm a let you finish, but yeah that Mendelsund cover is definitely ONE OF THE BEST COVERS OF ALL TIME!

Joseph said...

Hey, no Kanye memes! :-)

Seriously, though, I've always loved that K. cover.

Dave Fymbo said...

I like the Casablanca one better than K. It reminded me of a filmstrip.

Ian Shimkoviak said...

CCCCCCCCCasablanca....

KKKKKKKKKafka....

lovely covers.

Repetition is great—when done by people who know what they are doing.

sirvan said...

first time to see like these pictures.. Unique.

Anonymous said...

Casablanca cover is by Quemadura