Monday, December 22, 2008

Aesthetic Apparatus: The Crying of Lot 49

Kewl kover from AA. This is the story of a woman who acquires her dead boyfriend's estate, which includes a stamp collection, and later discovers a renegade postal service. I love that font for the number 49. I wonder what it references.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually, 'All the Sad Young ... Men' was designed by the Heads of State, although they and AA have very similar styles.

I really like this cover, though it's largely just texture and good type choices. It really doesn't try to comment on the text, which maybe is a good idea when dealing with someone as multifaceted as Pynchon ...

GH said...

I didn't realize that AA designed this cover. I love them both.

Tal said...

eeek! Thanks for the correx, Anonymous.

Ian Brian Shimkoviak said...

nice type and textures. The stamp thing seems a bit trite but I get it in light of the books subject.

This is the kind of cover that could benefit from a little print treatments. Hope it's not gloss.

claire said...

My coworker was reading this book for her writing class - and I couldn't help but peer over at the nice cover treatment. Thanks for the post!

Ricardo Cordoba said...

I read this book last year and really liked this cover... The postal horn in the upper portion of the stamp is a reference to a drawing that appears several times in the story, which also deals with conspiracy theories... Wikipedia has some examples of past covers.

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