Judging book covers by their, um, covers: The American Institute of Graphic Art has considered over 800 entries, and narrowed them down to a list of 50 books and 50 covers boasting outstanding design for their annual 50 Books/50 Covers project. The selections become part of a traveling public exhibition, become part of AIGA’s archives and, of course, those responsible for the cover and book design get bragging rights. Among the honored works are Afrodisiac, Asterios Polyp and The Beats (Via AdHouse).
Even wilder guess: Last week fellow Blog@ contributor Troy Brownfield wondered if perhaps the motivation of the costume change-that-launched-at-thousand-blog-posts was film-related, and if perhaps Gina Carano was being considered for the lead in a Wonder Woman film. The Cool Kids Table agrees the change may have had to do with getting a film made, and has an even more unlikely candidate for the starring role at the bottom of this swell post (Also, how about that Jamie McKelvie design, huh? Looks like a similar idea to what they were going for, only with a more 21st century style).
Because I need an excuse to put off washing the dishes until tomorrow: “Why We Need Criticism”
Did he maybe mean to say “integral”…?: Heidi MacDonald wants to know why a particular quote from a Dan DiDio interview didn’t get more attention.
“Many geeks (like us) will have a decision to make, do we really want to see a 90210 version of one of the most popular comic book heroes after Sony gave the other guy the middle finger, or do we see an action-packed sci-fi space opera that has high expectations to live up to after the major critical and commercial success of the first film?”: As a fan of both Spider-Man and 90210 (Both the original and current versions!), I can confidentally state that yes, yes I do want to see a90210 version of one of the most popular comic book heroes. This piece seems kind of weird to me, as if the author is predicting the next Spider-Man movie won’t be as successful as the previous three because it seems as if its producers are actively trying to make it more successful than the previous three. Or something?
Aw, Teenage Caleb thought half the fun was that stuff out on his own: “Prepare for Neil Gaiman’s ‘Annotated Sandman’”