Thursday, July 31, 2008

Paul Buckley: The 351 Books of Irma Arcuri

Is this gorgeous or what???? Photo is by Fredrik Broden. This is the story of a man who is looking for his mistress who has disappeared. She's left him 351 books with clues to her whereabouts, but the more he reads, the more it seems he has entered the stories and is living inside the books.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Amy C. King: Come on Shore...

Designer info to come. Though I love the images and desaturated color, the type here is awesome. The font is simple and looks like it belongs on the sign of highway diner far far away. I almost approve of the excessive tracking on the second and third lines - even though it looks a bit messy, it works with the rugged, dirty font and title.

This is a memoir of the author's marriage to a Maori man in New Zealand. It pits their relationship - that of a privileged white woman with a rural native - to the history of the colonists and the Maori.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Fifth Vial

What can I say? I'm a sucker for type which is this married to the image. Possibly something else could have been added....but if I saw this in the store, the simple type through glass effect would have caused my hand to instantly lift up and grab this book. This is a medical thriller about illegal organ trading. Incidentally, it reminds me of Michael Ian Kaye's cover for Scott Heim's In Awe from 1998: