Sunday, August 24, 2008

Goodloe Byron: Suzy, Led Zeppelin and Me

This was a lovely surprise at the bookstore the other day. Totally refreshing in its simplicity and retro aesthetic. I'm not sure I love the author type, but this still gets high marks for sheer fun. As far as my googling goes, the designer, Goodloe Byron, might be a writer, the author of the novels The Abstract and i.

This book takes place in 1972, when the author, a 15 year-old nerd in love with the unattainable Suzy, gets to see a Led Zeppelin concert in Glasgow and learns that "love may break your heart, but Led Zeppelin will never let you down. "

8 comments:

The Book Designer said...

anytime you play with type this extensively it has a fun effect. Not sure if I like the composition and overall balance of this cover—and that authors name is an eye sore, but over all it's nice.

Gould said...

what about this one?


http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/26640000/26646532.jpg

Tal said...

Gould!

Gould said...

What? What did I do wrong? Are you going to zap me again?

Tal said...

Dude, you are totally zapped! That Paul Auster is interesting but it has nothing to do with this Led Zeppelin book. NOTHING!!!!!! I love suggestionz, but only when they are related to the post. Still, nice to have you back on the commentator board.

Gould said...

I know that it's totally irrelevant!!

But why don't you create a "submit section"?

And if you want me banished from your blog just say so and I'll disappear ;-(

Tal said...

Gould, you're awesome! You cannot leave the blog. My tantrum was a long time coming. Now you know how I feel. I will make a submit section and all shall be good again in the land of Anonymity.

Gould said...

I am relieved then.