Friday, January 18, 2008

Logo Wars

In my humble assessment, the logo to the novel Lipstick Jungle was far superior to the TV show logo. Also, the pimped-out Sex and the City movie logo chews them all up. I'm not sure about Carrie's white shadow, though.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Dover Book of the Week

Dong chickie dong chicki dong chicki ding dong!

Chip Kidd Sings and more!

Thanks to Unbeige.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Sharp Teeth

This looks like a McSweeney's book but it's Harpers - the cover is printed on the cloth hardcover and there is no jacket. And get this: the teeth are printed in foil!!

"An ancient race of lycanthropes has survived to the present day, and its numbers are growing as the initiated convince L.A.'s down and out to join their pack. Paying no heed to moons, full or otherwise, they change from human to canine at will—and they're bent on domination at any cost."

Keenan - Bang Crunch

There's a little kitty on the bottom right. Who's a little baby girl??? Who is???!!!!

Eva Brandstotter - The Leopard

I love the book cover top. It's letterpressed! I thought it would be interesting to show the equally well designed cover to the Criterion Collection DVD of the Visconti movie. The movie is incidentally long and puzzling, but it stars Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, and Claudia Cardinale, all in dub mode. The story is basically about an aristocratic Italian family in the last days of the Italian aristocracy, as it falls away under the wheels of democracy. Or socialism. Or something.

Tom Cruise vs Hillary Clinton

Tal, check this out in relation to your earlier Tom Cruise post...

Taxidermy Week Extended Due to Popular Demand


Evan Gaffney is 007

Evan says:
"That's the gimmick of the whole novel - parts are actually crossed out! What will they think of next?"

Another cover that needs to be touched. The classified document bars are matte and the photo is glossy, so you get a really fun run for your finga'z. Plust that hidden A Novel is awesome. And I have to say, it's nice to see Eurostyle peeking out of the sea of Sackers Gothics. Evan always pops in fonts that no one else is using at the moment. The Eurostyle here reminds me of those 70s spy movies. And my dad's old briefcase. It was hard plastic. And it had a nice G on it, for Goretsky.

Aw Yeah....

Kreeepy Teeth!!!!

From BN:

Tom Cruise has enjoyed superstar status for over two decades, but it's his life off the screen that has received attention of late. Questions about Cruise's Scientology beliefs, his recent marriage to Katie Holmes, the couch-jumping stint on Oprah, his denunciation of Brooke Shields, and the persistent rumors about his sexuality have made the public realize just how much was unknown about the icon. Here, with never-before-seen photos and fresh revelations, is a riveting, sometimes shocking portrait of the real person behind the persona.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Gabrielle Wilson - Day

Kinda gorgeous!

The book is about a former RAF gunner and his quest for self-discovery after the war. OMG, is there something gay about this photo, or am I just horny?

Mythic City

OK. I'm a sucker for Bureau Agency and type placed behind buildings. Gets me every time.

The book design is by Pure+Applied:

Louise Fili - Trail of Crumbs

Louise Fili designs some amazing food packaging. It's fitting that she also did this cover.

New Gray 318 - Just Spotted

This is a multi-layered art piece that has to be seen in person. There is even a drizzling of gold powder.

Phaidon Unmonumental

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Faces by Hanoch Piven

New York Times Magazine at AIGA

The New York Times Magazine has a bunch of great entries in the AIGA 365 show currently on view at AIGA. These are some of my favorites. The Debt cover and Boy/Girl were illustrated by Christopher Salinas. James Victore illustrated the mushroom cloud. And Horatio Salinas photographed the honey light bulb for the yellow cover of The Year in Ideas.