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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Three for Friday

It's usually Five for Friday, but a man's gotta sleep. Good night.

Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil, design by Peter Mendelsund:


Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right, design by Philip E Pascuzzo:


Cutting Up Playgirl, designed by Dan Mogford:

13 comments:

Daniel said...

Dig the Crude Oil cover. Very ominous. bleh on Ayn Rand. Solid B+ on Cutting Up Playgirl.

Anonymous said...

Only thing I don't get is: playgirl is a magazine of naked men. So why is there a woman on the cover?

Dan Mogford said...

The cover features the fantasy image of the protagonist - an uptight, repressed woman on a quest for sexual and emotional fulfillment....

Joseph said...

Thanks Dan!

Ian Shimkoviak said...

very nice pick for friday. All of them shall look smashing on the shelf...

Raina said...

Crude World is a decent cover, but I Love love love the title, except for the use of the word Twilight. Need to let the term cool off for a bit.
Ayn Rand is an awful cover.
Playgirl - could do without the border.

Anonymous said...

oh come on... isn't "awful" way too harsh of a word?

Joseph said...

Yeah, "awful" is harsh. I like the Rand cover. Not everything I post in these Friday Fives will be things I like, but I do like this.

Joseph said...

Or Friday Fours, or Friday Threes... :-)

GH said...

Peter Mendelsund did Crude World.

sirvan said...

a unique art by Ayn
Rand. Nice cover to a book.

Erin said...

I haven't commented on five for fridays before because I generally like most things you choose, but I thought I should say hello.
I just wish that the text on Ayn Rand was more aligned with the lines of the building behind it. The lines of the text are conflicting with those of the image as it stands now.

Shorty said...

Love that Crude World cover. it would make a stunning poster.