Impressed by gutsy covers that don’t always accommodate the viewer.1 Lightning struck twice when I saw two this week.

The first is by the Dutch designer Irma Boom for a monograph on Sheila Hicks. (I’ll tweet a Boom-related video later in the week.)

Sheila Hicks: Weaving as Metaphor

The second is the US release of a Metallica bio that has the cover image printed in grey, on a black background. It’s a little harder to read on the actual cover than in this .jpg. (Homage to Metallica’s 1991 black album. I remember the CDs looking like this.

Metallica: Enter Night

Gratuitous, media-related contextual footnote. 1 This is related to my attraction to three biting-the-hand-that-feeds-’em pop songs about record companies (NSFW): Song One, Song Two, Song Three.


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