Thursday, January 29, 2009

Beards by Tom Carnase

It's hard for me to make a claim like this, but this book cover for a pressing of Reginald Reynolds' 1949 book "Beards," might be my favorite type treatment ever. It's gorgeously drawn by Herb Lubalin's colleage Tom Carnase, it's funny, it's concise, it's perfect.

4 comments:

Jeremy said...

I concur

FYBS said...

co-sign.

Ryan said...

So did Dave Eggers steal his 826Valencia design from this?

http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/826_Office_posters_02.jpg

Will said...

Mike, I'm loving So Much Pileup, which I found today googling beards. (Feel free to use anything from A Journey Round My Skull, by the way.)

I had misidentified the person responsible for this cover on my blog (as Alan Peckolick, listed as cover designer), so changed it to Lubalin. Then I found this site which lists Harris Lewine as art Director and Tom Carnase as Letterer.

Do you have any more info?

Thanks!
Will