Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Jason Booher: Spade and Archer

Beautiful cover for the prequel to The Maltese Falcon. I'm guessing the inspiration comes from black and white thriller movie titles, like The 39 Steps. I wonder if this was completely digital or if some parts were photographed.


Incidentally, the titles for The Maltese Falcon aren't too shabby either:

8 comments:

Gould said...

Beautiful! I think it's Chip Kidd's.

Tal said...

nope, Jason Booher.

Gould said...

Oops sorry. Still beautiful

Anonymous said...

Chip started working on this title and got nowhere with it. Jason took it over and did a fantastic job.

jason booher said...

The idea to draw from old movie titles was actually Chip's. But he generously felt that I should get the sole design credit on the jacket for executing the idea. So there's definitely a bit of both of us here.

Gould said...

Did you read the novel?

Tal said...

Jason - this cover rocks. Nice highlighting on the edges of the the letters too.

victoria thorne said...

good strong stuff, all of it