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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Five for Friday, 10.23.09

Loser's Town; design by Ben Wiseman:


Money; design by Bert Krak, art direction by Paul Buckley:


This Is Where I Leave You; design by Gray318:


Chicago: A Biography; design by Matt Avery:


Can Capitalism Survive?; design by Milan Bozic:

12 comments:

Alan Trotter said...

Really like Chicago. A great image. The title treatment makes it look almost more like a film than a book (but I don't mean that as a criticism).

Thomas said...

Sorry, I think Can Capitalism Survive is a terrible cover. It looks like they are trying to suggest money, besides the color, the fonts, the background looks like exploded engraving, the little seal looks like a Federal Reserve seal. Buth the execution is terrible. The text looks pasted on. Like someone using PowerPoint and not knowing how to change the text box backgrounds to transparent.

Anonymous said...

lolz- the cover for "Money" looks like an Ed Hardy shirt!

Courtney Baker said...

CHICAGO is eerily beautiful. I also really like This is Where I Leave You.... because I'm a sucker for different colored letters!

Your escalator operator said...

Re Chicago: If that came in poster size, I'd hang it on my wall.

Re Money: I like the flow of line art from the spider's legs to the cigarette smoke to the aminal's whiskers.

Joseph said...

You can see the full wrap of Money on Paul Buckley's Flickr page

Natalie Smith said...

Chicago is georgeous! Matt, please do make a poster. . . . You could sell it on Esty!

nate s. said...

I actually love the Capitalism cover. The boldness and suggestion of 'money' without actually showing a closeup of a bill is VERY difficult to achieve, and I think it's brilliant.

Joseph said...

Nate S: I agree. I'm very fond of the Capitalism cover for the reasons you provide.

Anonymous said...

Wow. I love them all! Simple, most of them, but still interesting.

Jonathan Polk said...

Had to look at Loser's Town for a bit before realizing that the shadowing isn't a mistake. Nicely done.

Snowman said...

Jonathan Polk: Haha I actually didn't notice that shadow thing until you said something about it. But even though it's nicely done, I still don't find it as appealing as the others.

And I agree with the others here, if Chicago was available in poster size, I would definitely hang it on my wall!