Thursday, September 4, 2008
A Russian novel (so I'm sure there are allegories aplenty) about a 2,000 year-old werefox who transforms into a beautiful nymphette and falls in love with a werewolf intelligence officer. In many ways this reminds me of the Curious Incident cover, but still, the silhouette is magnificently done - she looks very manga. The book, apparently, is full of sex, hence the dainty, russian-y stars. The back cover text is set in the same two-column grid as the front. AND, the turns - the small slivers that exists between the cover and the inside flaps, are spectrums. Super thin spectrum lines are also on the spine, separating the text.
Posted by Tal at 11:52 PM
Illustration by eboy. Eboy is a trio of German illustrators who "create re-usable pixel objects and [use] them to build complex and extensible artwork. And [they] make toys." You can find out more about them here. There is a glossy cross-hair bull's-eye over the whole cover that you can only see in person.
The book follows two professional video game teams - team 3D and team CompLexity as they battle each other for supremacy in a sport that is doing its best to become as mainstream as football.
Posted by Tal at 1:24 AM
Monday, September 1, 2008
Saw this at a friend's house this weekend and thought it looked awesome. Reminds me of Paul Rand. A collection of eight short stories by a Bosnian refugee who learned English when he came here in the 90s and swiftly began writing. Maybe the double cropped head refers to the quality of a man being displaced.
Posted by Tal at 11:54 PM