Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Riches: Pinocchio Syndrome

OMG! It's my favorite TV show poster of the week!

Gregg Kulick: Eat This!

Amazing work from Gregg Kulick, the football player turned dj/designer extraordinaire. I love the monstrousness of this sign - it's huge, rickety, and hilarious. In the book, the author travels around the US uncovering " local treats, guilty pleasures, and some oddities that no true food lover should miss," but more importantly, answering such burning questions as "Lamb fries—eat or avoid?"

To see more of Gregg's work:

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Tamaye Perry and Aunt Dimity

This beautifully designed, distinctively Penguin-y series, revolves around an American woman detective living in England. She is aided in her mystery-solving by the ghost of her aunt, Dimity. The plot of the newest novel, Aunt Dimity: Vampire Hunter is as follows (thanks, Glamazon):

Lori Shepherd’s life in England couldn’t be more tranquil or more satisfying— except for one thing. Her five-year-old twins have started school, and Lori fears they’ll catch everything from the flu to fleas. What they do come home with, however, is worse: a report of a pale, cloaked figure with bloodstained lips lurking in the woods.

OK. What's with the vampire novels this year???

Monday, February 25, 2008

Peter Mendelsund vs. Hollywood

From Ignition Print come these new posters for the movie due April 5. Mendelsund's original logo for the hardcover remains, though altered. Ignition made the posters for 30 Days of Night, 3:10 to Yuma, and 27 Dresses. Surprisingly, the posters have JUST come out, only a month before the movie. That is mighty odd, says I.

Ignition website:
Movie website:

Peter Mendelsund: Peace

Is this gloriously beautiful or wha? Dropping April 15. From Glamazon:

"Italy, near Cassino. The terrible winter of 1944. A dismal icy rain, continuing unabated for days. Guided by a seventy-year-old Italian man in rope-soled shoes, three American soldiers are sent on a reconnaissance mission up the side of a steep hill that they discover, before very long, to be a mountain. And the old man’s indeterminate loyalties only add to the terror and confusion that engulf them on that mountain, where they are confronted with the horror of their own time—and then set upon by a sniper."

Chip Kidd: Divided Kingdom

I'm kinda lovin this cover. From the New Yorker:

"In this dystopian novel, the population of the United Kingdom has been divvied up into color-coded sectors determined by humor: the phlegmatic, the melancholic, the choleric, and the sanguine. Under this system, temperament trumps kinship—in a neat twist, the family unit is now considered responsible for "society's disintegration"—and separation is enforced by border guards and government informers."