Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Jen Wang: Disquiet

The top is the final cover, bottom is an ealier comp. This is the story of a family that reunites in a chateau under dark circumstances. One of the characters has given birth to a stillborn child, and continues carrying the dead baby as if it was a doll. You can see the baby, strangled by its umbilical chord, in the bottom comp, under the coffin. Don't mean to get gruesome or anything...I just think this cover is gorgeous. And the blue is metallic!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Birds

I found this in a Gawker story about movie posters:

While I like it, and it's certainly very fresh, I keep looking for something in that feather silhouette - like maybe the edges are suppposed to be bird beaks...is there something I'm not seeing? It doesn't seem like it was made in the 60s, even though it's got that Saul Bass vibe...where did this come from?