Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Alison Forner: The Bomb



Bunny Forner kicks some major butt with this totally unexpected atom bomb book cover. Written by a former weapons designer at Los Alamos, the book "reveals how weapons work, the myths and realities of what happens after a nuclear explosion, and how our nuclear policy evolved to what it is today." New from Ecco. I would love to know what the finish is and what informed Bunny's design decisions. Bunnz?

3 comments:

Alison Forner said...

Thank you for posting this (and for using my beloved nickname...)! We decided on gloss lam because the swirls overprint in a metallic silver and the background black is a mixed metallic ink. As far as the design goes, our publisher wanted something simple and mostly black. I originally intended to make this type only, but thought it lacked something once it was finished. I didn't want to resort to the usual bomb imagery so I created this vector mushroom cloud to tie it all together. Glad you like!

Tal said...

You're kiddin, Bunnz! I thought the image was a mathematical rendering of a mushroom cloud. I had no idea you made it - it looks so mathematical and physics-related. I love it even more.

jennifer said...

wow. i'm finally back to full-time web-surfing, and catching up on your archives. this is gorgeous bunnz!