Sunday, 17 January 2010

Erotic, Valorous, Furious, Terror-Stricken, pathetic, Comic, Disgusting, Marvelous, Peaceful

One of the most striking covers I've ever seen:

It's The 9 Emotions of Indian Cinema Hoardings, another strange and wonderful book of Indian pop culture, published by Tamil Nadu-based Tara Books. I learned of this publisher, and their special handmade books scheme, through the excellent BibliOdyssey. Here's the back, with more information (click for bigger, readable version):

And here are a couple of interior spreads, to give you a taste (again, click for bigger versions):



Brian Busby said...

The feline eyes, combined with what I take to be a half-ripened cherry tomato and pomegranate arils in the mouth, makes for the most disturbing of images.

JRSM said...

I know! He looks like me cat when he's in the process of 'turning', going from enjoying a pat to shredding my arm.

Rex Parker said...

I was gonna go with "apple and pistachio shells," but Brian's version is more colorful. I've never seen the word "ARIL" outside crosswords. Nice work.


Anonymous said...

Brian is an artist-- and his medium is the English language. The best I could come up with was, "hey-- his eyes look like Jocelyn Wildenstein's"


I guess that's why I write textbooks, y'all.

But it is a striking cover.

Alan said...

It's a shame the type's quite so terrible, but that's still a really striking cover.

Laura Ottina said...

Wow! I love both Bollywood and Tara Books... This has to be mine!