Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Daily Book Graphics #54 / The Mod Squad



the end papers

Sometimes I don't know how to draw the line between design that I think is interesting because it is well conceived and executed (good), and that which is interesting because is kitschy, weird or perfectly emblematic of a certain era. In other words, sometimes I'm not sure if I'm appreciating something ironically or not. I'm also not sure that there is a meaningful difference between those two modes of appreciation. In any case, I think that as far as the book covers of novelizations of television shows go, this is probably among the best. Illustration: D. Csanady, published in 1969, Mod Squad background here.

9 comments:

Chris said...

There's no such thing as "appreciating something ironically". There is only "appreciating something, and then knowing to cover your tracks so you can still appear cool and 'tasteful'".

Amy Greenan said...

I think appreciation can come in many forms, so you're safe. :) Personally, I think that book cover is pretty amazing...

Julian Montague said...

I'm never ashamed of things that I like, but there is a difference between so bad it's good and good.

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I enjoyed this show when it showed on TV. The book cover illustration’s art is very pretty.

Wlodzimierz Marcin Chimiak said...
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Wlodzimierz Marcin Chimiak said...

I like use of color, very vibrant & style, mostly used to fill shadows. Like it. My try it out soon on one of my designs. Interesting blog by the way, I am gone follow you, to see some more. Cheers.

Alina said...

I love the Mod Squad!!

Dennis R said...

The cover artists name is Dezso Csanady.