Monday, October 29, 2007

FIGHT layout pt 3

"FIGHT, or everything you ever wanted to know about ass-kicking but were afraid you'd get your ass kicked for asking", is the new book from writer eugene s. robinson, also known for his work in oxbow - he being the vocalist of said group. you can read more about eugene and the book here: http://www.eugenesrobinson.com/. i haven't finished the book yet, but what all that i've read thus far has proved quite good in my estimation...

ANYWAY, hydra head has licensed the rights from the publisher of FIGHT to release an audio version of the book, read by eugene himself (forgive me if i've mentioned all this before in a previous post). i've been working on the layout for this release, which you can view below. there are many more pieces to the layout, but i didn't want to give it all away, so this is just a small preview of the contents. i should also note that this is a work in progress and may change some before the final version is realized.

the design of the CD is based around the design of the book itself, which i had nothing to do with putting together. basically this means this layout is a reconfiguration of someone else's ideas, with just a bit of my own touch. while the design is not necessarily what i would've done had it been my project from the get go, i liked the original design, and the process of engaging with someone else's work and reinterpreting it was a good way to get out of some of my design habits/ruts...

i will be out with isis for about a week and may or may not be able to post anything else until i return.
we shall see.

come to the shows if you happen to live anywhere near, or even if you don't.
we'll do our best to make it worthwhile ....

6 comments:

Michal Popielnicki said...

Well...the art work is so not your style that i got used to. Hence its hard to me to try judge if i don't like it due to my habits or because of the design.

The typography is great. But i would reconsider this yellow'ish color of some text.

Also maybe colors will look better in a print. Its hard to judge how the color behaved during the CMYK->RGB conversion.

Anonymous said...

is there any reason why you always split posts up into parts? having to click 3 links as opposed to 1 in my RSS reader is a tad annoying.

Anonymous said...

aaron - ISIS rlues. enjoy thr shows and thank you for this BLOG.

cheers

Ross (UK)

Anonymous said...

Friday night in Philly. Can't wait!

::Andre:: said...

I guess I'm going to read this, I'm curious... or should I wait for a portuguese translation? :/

Aaron, who took Panopticon pictures and where is it?

Mike (Boston, Ma) said...

Speaking of fighting; how come you can't rock out at the Middle East anymore? I mean, you can, but with the risk of security tossing you out and roughing you up. Not being able to really move at an ISIS show, for fear of being thrown out, SUCKS! The 10 year commemorative shows were sick nonetheless.