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Sunday, May 04, 2008

The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart

Design by Paul Sahre

From the jacket: "Our country has become so polarized, so ideologically inbred, that people don't know and can't understand those who live just a few miles away."

Not sure if it comes across here, but there is a distinct Sims-like video game feel to this cover that suggests how easy it is for us to literally click-and-drag ourselves off to a comfortable oblivion of sameness and familiarity.

Read more about the book in a Texas Monthly interview with the author.

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Anonymous said...

This also sort of reminds me of the cover for Lloyd Cole's mosr recent album. (Image link below)

Katie Alender said...

I would definitely go closer for a second look if I saw this in a bookstore.

Anonymous said...

It's a very different approach for a cover. It would probably make a great poster. The text looks pretty clean against the white streets.

Anonymous said...

Oops! (pun intended), just noticed that Oops did this cover and NOT paula scher. My bad. Those two have got to change their names...

Nice cover all the same.

Anonymous said...

That's a great cover.
The first thing that came to my mind when I saw it was: "SimCity 2000"!