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Jun 22

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Max Bathroom Art Direction: Just solarise an inventory photo or something. We need this cover fast…

Published 1997

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.83 out of 10)
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12 Responses to “Freeware”

  1. Francis Boyle Says:

    Yep, I can pretty much confirm that everything used to make this cover was freeware of some sort. I think that font is still lurking on my hard drive somewhere. I’m not sure if a pirated copy of PS counts though (allegedly). Nah, they probably just used a copy of Paintshop Pro on day 791 of it’s 30 day trial.

  2. Tor Mented Says:

    Not only did turning space sheep into mutton stew make for a good meal, but now we get to see stuff.

  3. fred Says:

    Weird Science 2 – Electric Boobaroo

  4. Bruce Munro Says:

    @Francis Boyle: and it was all done by an unpaid intern. For the exposure (heh).

  5. Tat Wood Says:

    Loving the Dymo Tape lettering: it just adds to the flyer-for-an-overpriced-nightclub-in-Deptford-c.1992 vibe. You can almost taste the Purdey’s.

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tor M—GSS!

  7. A. R. Yngve Says:

    It’s like one of those 3-D images… you have to stare at it for a while to see the boobs… and if you stare a bit more, you’ll see that you need a life.

  8. Max Bathroom Says:

    @Tat Wood
    Let Rudy sing for you the song of his people…
    https://youtu.be/r6FVk2k4qsM

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    @Max: What happened to the “technotechnotechnotechno”? That’s the only bit anyone liked.

  10. JuanPaul Says:

    I’m just going to go ahead and call the author Ruddy Rucker.

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    So the title and the “art” are in sync for once.

    (I think N SYNC was a thing when this came out too?)

    It’s true Rudy Rucker is a cult hero — because most people think his work sucks. Trying too hard and thinks it’s so clever. Which also matches this cover. I’d like to know what that ellipsis is hiding.

    @FBoyle: And they used the crappiest possible clip art available at that. Possibly from 5-10 years earlier.

  12. Emster Says:

    @Tat Wood: yep, nothing screams “cyberpunk” like 1970’s dymo tape… the manual typewriter of label makers…

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