Running at the mouth

The Mayor's Tongue by Nathaniel Rich.
Design by Gray318.

Based on the book description, which indicates the book is about exploring different forms of miscommunication in developing character and plot, this whimsical cover seems spot on. It's another book which gains much in its production; the cover is printed on uncoated stock (the color and texture suggestive of old fairy tales to me) with spot-glossing on the title and author's name, giving it a slightly a modern touch. The cover also conjures up associations to Lane Smith's treatment of type and illustrations for Jon Scieszka' The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales.

1 comment:

Ian Shimkoviak said...

Greg is good at creating cover that are so out there and uncommon that you HAVE TO pick them up and give them a glance. And if that ain't what book design is about i don't know what is.