am I missing something??
...from the looks of it, no. not really. Weissman must have phoned this one in.
I think phoning it in means something different from anything that could be fairly applied to this cover. It is simple and couldn't have taken as long as anything else down the page, but I'd guess he thought more than many of the contributors. Like Picasso's bicycle seat bull-thing-- it's stupid to some people because it didn't take any time, but that's not the same as lazy. I looked at it longer than the ones before it.
Weird. I was just talking about Picasso's bicycle bull and comparing it to Duchamp's fountain. The verdict was a preference for Picasso's bull. None of this relates to Steve's cover, but I do like the relationship of the "O" to a moon. Quite nice.
Very cool idea, I like this one a lot
I recently had a dream in which there was a cover on this bog which was totally white except for one letter in the logo. Then this covered appeared to almost fulfill my dream.
Don't forget that this is the third "running with animals" cover on this blog...so it is continuing a theme.I guess the 50's were so stifling to folks that the thought of running with animals or getting back to nature or cutting loose was really appealing.That's kind of what Steve did with zip-a-tone...bust out of confinement!(I watched the HELVETICA documentRY LAST NIGHT....SO THIS IS SORT OF ON MY MIND)
I feel like I've just had my honor defended. Picasso > Duchamp !! Thanks Pals
I still say it suxx
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The name is "covered", not "your idea as you want it on paper drawn by other people, so you can look at them", kind critical folks.Ever heard of the graphic design aspect of illustration and cover making (this goes for comics as well, not just hose two)? Re-interpreting a topic of the story as a metaphor and bringing that into a visual concept? You could see it like that maybe and "hate" on it less, but just understand it's appeal."I don't like it." OK. "It sucks." EH-EH. Nazis suck, war sucks, but Comics I don't like? nah. Who cares? Sooo many pictures out there. It's easier to look at something else, than ramble on and hate. There is enough going on that will be at your taste, no?So Steven: Awesome idea! Awesome use of material! Awesome execution of the idea!
I see where a lot of you are coming on this one, but I think it fails because of one key element: It fails to communicate as a comic book cover. As a design reaction to the original, or an experiment in graphic distillation, its certainly interesting, but would anybody see this on a shelf and understand what was happening? Look at it BEFORE looking at the original cover and you'd have a hard time deciphering what the shapes represent. Its a drawing, not a cover...