Sunday, September 27, 2009

Essays/Wallace Shawn


A new book of essays by the actor and playwright. The photo, interestingly, seems about 20 years old, from his Princess Bride days, even though the essays are current. I love the simplicity of the design, which appears to be an homage to Paul Rand.

9 comments:

Sara said...

Love the simplicity of the cover.

cat said...

I think it was smart using his face on the cover, but not a 'glamour shot' but instead in the peephole effect. He's so recognizable, but I bet there are lots of people that wouldn't recognize him by name only.

Tal said...

he's Incontheivable!

cat said...

yeth! egthactly.

Sergio said...

Great cover. Pitch perfect. Certainly more awesome than a land war.... IN ASIA!!!!!

Catherine said...

This cover has a great balance— I love the simplicity.

ps. Wallace, where can I get that black and white scarf?!?

Tal said...

at the iocane powder store, I bet.

Ian Shimkoviak said...

I had no idea the annoying little fucker from Princess Bride was some noteworthy writer/play writer...

Great image and hand-done type.

Shorty said...

I saw him in the cafeteria of an office building I was working in, in Stamford, CT. He was eating lunch. I couldn't figure out who he was, but I recognized him from some movie or TV show. He noticed me staring at him, and smiled. He's a lot older than this photo, for sure.

So now I know his name.