Friday, December 29, 2006

The Best Book Covers of 2006

"The Best Book Covers of 2006," according to Bookslut:

Sweet and Low: A Family Story by Rich Cohen
Cover Art: Mickey Duzyj

It may be that one day we'll feel the same way about comic-book-style illustration as we do about, say, memoirs with out-of-focus family photographs on the cover. But even if this style were on its way out, this would still be an enormously effective piece of design -- from the iconic "Sweet & Low" color scheme, to the comic strip that snakes its way across the cover summarizing the storyline in a way that echoes the hubris and relentless, can-do mercantilism of the era the book describes. The book practically begs to be read while wearing a pink sweater set, and heels, preferably while drinking black coffee.

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--Marshal Zeringue