Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Chris Brand: Rennie Airth



Chris Brand re-brands these mystery novels set in and between the great wars. I love the font, which was created by Chris, as well as the coloration of the images. And there are nifty spot-gloss scratches, dots and lines on top of everything.

4 comments:

Ian Shimkoviak said...

the photo colorization is wonderful and provides good contrast to the type.

I'm not crazy about the font. It seems computerie (not a word, I know). But it is different and compliments the photo treatment.

The print finishes you describe seem very fun. We did a book cover for a youth novel once and had the rain drops varnished in the image. Things like that always stay cool. It ads a further tactile dimension.

Tal said...

I think the story goes that the font was all created after Chris found that letter R somewhere.

Ian Shimkoviak said...

It's a beautiful face.

cat said...

I'd love to see these in person. I do love the R's