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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cash vs. Zeppelin

A Heartbeat and a Guitar designed by Shepard Fairey
When Giants Walked the Earth designed by Orion Books


I don't do snarky very well, but on the way to see the new Shepard Fairey-designed book about Johnny Cash, I saw this new clearly-not-designed-by-Shepard Fairey book about Led Zeppelin. You get what you pay for.




UPDATE: Orion Creative Director Lucie Stericker was nice enough to point out that images of all four members have been produced as posters; here's everyone else:

11 comments:

pieratt said...

I have to admit that I prefer the typography on the Zeppelin cover. Seems more honest.

Joseph said...

Ben: Hmmmm. I'll think about that.

Ian Shimkoviak said...

Cash looks great on the shelf. I would pick up Zep only cause I'm a fan, not cause it's doing much for my eyes...

jsullivan said...

Ian: I'm partial to Hammer of the Gods myself.

dves said...

It indicates the old one and the new one. A guitar revolution.

Lucie Stericker said...

Good that you saw it though.... This sold really well for us, and even though we created this over two years ago the new paperback posters - one for each member of the band - look amazing.

Joseph said...

Hi Lucie: have a link for the posters? I'd be glad to post it.

Tropolist said...

Are we already Fairey-saturated? The Cash cover looks amazing (I love the detailing in the background), but I don't want to see too many more designs in this style.

Lucie Stericker said...

can't give you a link but happy to send a pdf...

Joseph said...

Please do! Thebookdesignreview@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

So for someone who knows nothing about book covers could you please explain why one is "better" than the other?