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Phil’s Art Direction: Are you SURE Bradbury is sufficiently recognisable enough to appear on his own book covers? Well, jazz it up a bit; he looks a bit plain.
Tagged with: evil book • explosion • font problems • Good Show Sir • Ray Bradbury • unknown artist • William Morrow Books • wtf
The man who said:
“Lets get Bradbury on there with an exploding book.”
I salute you! Good Show Sir… good show!
Paris is always primary when Rays in town. Has he ever presented countdown?
Shouldn’t the more appropriate title be RAY BRADBURY’S BOOKS OF BLOOD…?
Oh, right, Clive Barker’s got dibs on that one.
You have to look a LOT of times at the author name to spot the “super-duper-clever” use of color to hide “Ray” inside “Bradbury.”
Way to go, Art Department.
“Read this and you’ll be aware of my work!”
I bet it was this cover that inspired Rachel Bloom to write her masterpiece:
Woops, let’s try the link again…
Subtle use of the flag colors of Fran…Romania? We’ll always have Bucharest.
That “hide the name RAY inside the name BRADBURY” trick has been annoyingly used on a whole load of his books:
Another favourite in this vein is his book of essays which appears to double as a TWO RONNIES tribute:
Ray Bradbury’s THE DAY THE EIFFEL TOWER WAS COVERED IN BLOOD
(Parental Advisory – Lots of Blood)
It looks like Ray blasted the Eiffel Tower with a giant “sh-art”. He’s trying a bit of subterfuge by showing us his book of lights.The look of guilt is clear on his face.
“That “hide the name RAY inside the name BRADBURY” trick has been annoyingly used on a whole load of his books”
I bet they’re paying the designers by the number of characters.
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It could have been worse. At least they resisted the temptation to to for
bRADbury. Totally radical, dude!
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