Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Roberto de Vicq: Bonjour Tristesse

I've loved this cover for a while now. I pray it hasn't been featured on another blog. I would just DIE. Oh wait,
http://paper-kate.blogspot.com/2009/01/bonjour-tristesse.html

7 comments:

Ian Shimkoviak said...

ah, yes. Very french. I love covers that make a face out of ordinary objects. That would be a cool series of posts to explore...

Tal said...

There are some really interesting variations on this that I was tempted to post, but I didn't want to dilute the thunder of this beautiful cover. I'll sneak it into here, though:

http://www.amazon.com/All-Need-Impossibly-French-Investigation/dp/0452287782/ref=pd_sim_b_1

Ian Shimkoviak said...

oh yes. I've seen that one. Very cute. But this cover definitely has a stronger graphic appeal to me. There must be hundreds. I know Paul Rand did it a bunch—maybe not for book covers, but for advertisements...

Tal said...

1958 film poster by Saul Bass:
http://dic.academic.ru/pictures/enwiki/66/Bonjour_Tristesse.jpg

paperkate said...

Hey Tal, thanks for the mention.

...and that Saul Bass poster is great! :)

Jason said...

I love Roberto's work. I remember attending a lecture of his when I was in school a few years ago. I think he definitely had some influence on me wanting to get into book design and typography.

K. Glyder said...

one of my favorite cover designs