Monday, March 7, 2011

Chrissy Schoenrock’s Post

I love this book. Not only is the content good, I can spot it from a mile away. People might not like the colors but I think they do a good job of making it easy to pick out. When I go into Christian bookstores all I have to do is scan the book shelves for the bright yellow book and I will find it. They somehow made yellow look decent with light blue. The illustration is interesting enough, but I like the use of white to emphasize the hand in the side hug. The typefaces all go well together and I read everything in the order that they want me to read it in. I’ve included an excerpt of the book (the first page) just because I thought it was worth reading when I picked up this book out of all the books in the bookstore and started to read. It is a funny and sobering read in that it is mostly true. I like that they included the website as well at the bottom of the cover because that’s where it all started and the website is pretty well designed too.


  1. Yep, I agree, Chrissy. The design clearly leads your eye through the book cover. I also think the people are framed and balanced well with the text and little pop-out images.

  2. I absolutely love this book. I think it is hilarious. I should probably read all of it though before I start endorsing it. I disagree about the color, though. I don't know if the yellow really works well with the blue. It is kind of color discord to me, which might be what the designer was going for, emphasizing the tension between being a Christian and making fun of the things they do. So, I guess in that aspect it works.