Mar 04

Well, Peter Pans shadow is really screwed now.Click for full image

Art Direction: You know what I see this book about a clairvoyant having visions of murders to be compared to? The movie Fame! So we’ll have the title, with that brilliant font, above something like a giant bat and a shadowy figure onlooking. Can’t you just feel the symbolism?
Published 1986

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: 7.26 out of 10)

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15 Responses to “The Vision”

  1. Phil Says:

    The silhouette is ambiguous. Is he facing forward or back? There’s a 50-50 chance this is another for the BEHIND YOU category.

    Another ambiguity: giant bat, or tiny man?

    If they’d chosen a smaller point size for the author’s surname, they wouldn’t have needed to overlap the two Os.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Don’t close your eyes… unless you’re a bat, because you have that radar thing.

  3. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Action Man, the greatest hero of them all! – Bat sold separately.”

  4. SI Says:

    The shadow also kinda looks like some of our clever editing, for sensitive young eyes.

    The bat must have some awesome balls.

  5. Jen Says:

    Well, if I was having visions of giant smiling bats coming towards me across a red grid field, I wouldn’t want to close my eyes either. Or I’d lay off the pharmaceuticals. One or the other.

  6. Tom Noir Says:

    Don’t mention the bats! The poor bastard will see you soon enough.

  7. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Don’t close your eyes…”

    Taglines they didn’t use:

    “Keep your eyes open…”
    “Keep on truckin’…”
    “Keep your eyelids up…”
    “Staring contest!!”

  8. Dalton H. Says:

    I’m more disturbed that this is in the hunk category.

  9. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “I’m more disturbed that this is in the hunk category.”

    Well, for a bat, it’s a pretty ripped bat.

  10. The Tag Wizard Says:

    Shadows can be… hunky 😛

  11. Adam Roberts Says:

    If they’d chosen a smaller point size for the author’s surname, they wouldn’t have needed to overlap the two Os.

    The left hand O represents the set of all novels about clairvoyants having visions of murders. The right hand O represents the set of all novels about monster bats devouring tar-covered humans. The overlap is … this novel.

  12. SI Says:

    Completely randomly and speaking of tar but not tar. What ever happened to gunge? What do kids tv cover their celebrities in?

  13. Swarthy Fellow Says:

    My first reaction was:”This is bat country!” That would be reason enough for me to buy this book if I ever actually encountered it.

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Don’t close your eyes’…hm…

    I can show you a bat
    Great, ginormous and keen,
    Tell me, when last did Dean
    R. have some art so fine?

    I can give you a plane
    Flat horizons at sunset
    Silhouettes will fair get
    Us to the bottom line!

    A no-good world!
    The Vision’s so blasé and flat
    No one would tell them ‘No’ or ‘Just so-so’
    So give it thorough reaming…

    Take it, kiddies!

  15. Rev Says:

    Well, normally I wouldn’t mind feeling some symbolism; especially when they are a nice, perky, pair of ripe symbolisms, but I can’t see any here at all despite not closing my eyes. What I can see though, has me worried.
    A bat with an arsehole for a face? Does he have another one at the other end? If we taped a bunch of them together could we make a bat centipede?

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