Book cover design for Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation

Book cover design for Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation

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Command And Control

Command And Control

Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, came to us with a cover idea for his book about the rise of nuclear weapons. He wanted it to look like a mangled mid century report cover. And much to everyone’s surprise and delight, his publisher accepted the design approach without alterations.

Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, came to us with a cover idea for his book about the rise of nuclear weapons. He wanted it to look like a mangled mid century report cover. And much to everyone’s surprise and delight, his publisher accepted the design approach without alterations.

Designed at Elixir Design

Cover Design
Creative Direction

Cover Design
Creative Direction

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The cover was designed to look like it’s been offi­cially clas­si­fied, cir­cu­lated, and ridden hard, com­plete with hand­written nota­tions and blacked-out ref­er­ences – and the report’s guts are oozing out.

The cover was designed to look like it’s been offi­cially clas­si­fied, cir­cu­lated, and ridden hard, com­plete with hand­written nota­tions and blacked-out ref­er­ences – and the report’s guts are oozing out.

“99.9 per­cent of the books that have been written about nuclear weapons have a big mush­room cloud on the cover, and I have a dif­ferent idea. I would like the cover to resemble the cover of an Air Force acci­dent report – bureau­cratic, official-looking, and yet odd enough to be intriguing…”

“99.9 per­cent of the books that have been written about nuclear weapons have a big mush­room cloud on the cover, and I have a dif­ferent idea. I would like the cover to resemble the cover of an Air Force acci­dent report – bureau­cratic, official-looking, and yet odd enough to be intriguing...”

— Eric Schlosser

— Eric Schlosser

Selected Clients

Douglas Durkin DesignProject type

MARCHProject type

Aidlin Darling DesignProject type

Eric SchlosserProject type

ARCONAProject type

NaturopathicaProject type

Meraki MarketProject type