Archive for October, 2009

Absolutely Brilliant

Monday, October 26th, 2009

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.

One more for the 1984 pile.

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Nice cover for a student project from James Le Beau-Morley.


These are a few of my favorite things..

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Books & logos.
The combination thereof is almost enough to send me into a fit.








In order of appearance:
- Alber, Book store, Eugen & Max Lenz
-, 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.)

Reading Nook — Barnes & Noble vs Kindle

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Introducing the Barnes & Noble “Nook”:


I’m guessing that this is a leak — the “overview” link goes to Brsnoble’s e-book page, and there’s no mention of the “Nook” on the front page. (more…)

couple of notes regarding BCA

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

• 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:

At times, ugly is unavoidable

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

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.



Lord of the Flies

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

…by Sam Webber. (more images on his site) This is the cover I’ve always felt the book should have. Immensely impressed.


Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

These covers for Kurosagi Delivery Service are disturbingly great. See the full series over at Dark Horse.

Thanks for the headsup, Hexasketch.