Men and Cartoons

Men and Cartoons

Marc Cozza Design, Portland, Oregon, 2004

Description

A book of short stories that immerses itself in comic book metaphors and lore, Jonathan Lethem’s book package communicates its concept through pulpy comic book ads. The front cover is bold and distinct, enabling it to jump off the shelf. The back cover encapsulates each story in a style and humor appropriate to the genre. The author happily collaborated on the small synopses by contributing copy.
It was important that the print quality mimic the inexpensive and inexact printing methods of comic books. To achieve that aim, we chose uncoated paper, dull colors and slightly off-register halftones.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2004
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book cover

Credits

Design firm
Marc Cozza Design
Art director
Marc Cozza
Jacket designers
Rebecca Cohen, Marc Cozza
Illustrators
Rebecca Cohen, Marc Cozza
Author
Jonathan Lethem
Publisher
Doubleday/Random House
Trim size
5 7/8 x 8 ½ inches
Pages
160
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