Saturday, June 7, 2008

Book Lovers

I've been a fan of Adrian Tomine for a few years. He does a lot of covers for the New Yorker and he is really great at incorporating the way technology is changing our daily life. He blends progress in though. His subtleness is what makes him great.

In this week's New Yorker, his piece, Book Lovers, shows how books are consumed now, and how they will be consumed shortly. I love the scowl on the woman receiving the Amazon Kindle from the UPS man. It's not enough that she has the latest, greatest way to consume books, but she seems to be looking down on the book store owner. There's a hint of animosity there. Brilliant.