Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Ervin Serrano: The Strain


This book seems to be huge right now, and I really like the funky type treatment which solves several problems at once. Guillermo's name justifiably hits you first, but it's treated in a quirky way that immediately reminds me of Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth. I believe that originally the slash was supposed to be die-cut. The type seems to be printed on foil or with Metal FX inks and is embossed. There are designs for the upcoming two books in the trilogy inside the back flap. The book tells of a "battle of epic proportions as a vampiric virus that has infected New York begins to spill out" into the world!!!!!

1 comment:

Gould said...

The book is said to be very bad.
As for the design, and the storyline, it is somehow inspired by King's The Stand?