Absolute Sellout is my favorite new website on the internets. From the business model, to the unapologetic design, to the items therein. It seems to be as simple as a retailer for “objects & literature” procured from their local Salvation Army. I have no idea who runs it but I’d give them each a gold medal in Awesome if I could.
Archive for October, 2009
Nice cover for a student project from James Le Beau-Morley.
Books & logos.
The combination thereof is almost enough to send me into a fit.
In order of appearance:
- Alber, Book store, Eugen & Max Lenz
- Textbooks.com, Werner Design Works
- Trees For Life, Gardner Design
- Explosive Technology, Saul Bass
- Gotham Books, Eric Baker
- Simon & Schuster, Prejean Creative
- Imperial Books, Designer unknown
- Asian Arts Publishing Group, Tnop™ Design
- Fleming H Revell Publishing, Wages Design
- Educational Development Corporation, Designer unknown.
(You have no idea how hard it was to not rip off Werner Design Werks and that last one for the BCA non-existent logo. No. Idea.)
• Comments on this blog have been offline for a little while. They are restored; let the smack resume.
• BCA proper has been quietly rewritten; same design, all of the underpinnings replaced. The transition has been smooth… almost too smooth… so if I overlooked anything please speak up.
• Here is a little video of one dog helping another dog across a swimming pool:
It’s no rare occasion that your book of choice has a horrible cover. In such cases, you could do worse than Book City Jackets. A charming solution straight out of middle school. 12$ for a set of three.
…by Sam Webber. (more images on his site) This is the cover I’ve always felt the book should have. Immensely impressed.