Monday, May 18, 2009

Keenan/Brian Barth: All Shall Be Well And All Shall Be Well...



Keenan designed the US paperback (top), Brian Barth designed the hardcover (center) and the UK paperback's designer is unknown (bottom). "Meet Burt Hecker: a mead-drinking, tunic-wearing medieval re-enactor from upstate New York. He prefers oat gruel to French fries because potatoes were unavailable in Europe before 1200 AD; and, at war with the modern world, he enjoys hosting large-scale re-enactments at the Victorian bed and breakfast he calls home." Also, his "... nose is a dead ringer for that of the rhinophyma victim in Ghirlandaio’s "Portrait of an Elderly Man with His Son," a miniature copy of which Burt carries in his pouch.

11 comments:

Steve said...

What's the deal with the UK version? Did they intentionally break up the words of the title? And that picture of the dude is freaky.

the_young_dude said...

I agree with Steve, it's a pretty confusing design.. I would identify it as a history of art essay..

Mark Melnick said...

I love everything about Keenan's version. Simply perfect.

Ian Shimkoviak said...

Keenan simply has it going on. A unique solution that works perfectly for a novel.

GH said...

The center (US HC) version is by Brian Barth.

Tal said...

Thanks, GH!

sabrina said...

Hi, I've done the spanish cover for this book, would you like me to send it to you?

Tal said...

that would be gr8, sabrina. send us a link, please.

sabrina said...

sorry, but i don´t know how... could be a jpg?

tom said...

Always a wonder how a book can be so differently interpreted.

Is it more about selling in different markets (UK/US), or did the UK designer just not see the funny side of the book?

Tal said...

Hi Sabrina,

You may send your jpeg to bookcoversanon@yahoo.com

Thanks!