Monday, March 9, 2009

Jennifer Carrow: Security

I was at Books 192 this weekend and this book really stood out as one of the simplest and boldest designs of the season. And I couldn't help but smile at the comical eye image, which is a reference to the neiborhood watch signs you see in the suburbs; it also reminds me of the old Pink Panther movie titles. The story takes place in an affluent Massachusetts college town, where "...Edward Inman, owner of Stoneleigh Sentinel Security, gets a late-night alarm from the home of Doyle Cutler, one of his wealthiest clients. Edward thinks nothing of it—until a local student claims that she was sexually assaulted that same night at Cutler’s house."

Matte with spot gloss and emboss on the type.

8 comments:

Gould said...

Whoever did this owes a lot to Paul Rand, I think.

GH said...

Reminds me of the cover of Walter Kirn's "The Unbinding".

http://www.amazon.com/Unbinding-Walter-Kirn/dp/0307277410

Ian Shimkoviak said...

hey, have you been designing much lately Tal? Just curious.

This cover looks like one of those signs for Neighborhood Crime Watch. Obviously eyes are done a lot on covers, but this does have a blast tot he bast quality to it.

Tal said...

Hey Ian, yeah I've been designing. I haven't posted on my blog in a while cuz I'm waiting for things to get finalized. I know how feisty you bitches get :)

Ian Shimkoviak said...

sweet. looking forward to see what you're cooking up. Who's art directing you?

Tal said...

God

Ian Shimkoviak said...

but... there is no God. How about santa?

Tal said...

yeah, he's kinda santa-ish. He looks like Santa did when he was younger.