May 29, 2012

The Art of The Art of Fielding

This was for a book review panning "The Art of Fielding" in the Atlantic.
The reviewer thought it didn't live up to all of it's hype. The headline the editors really wanted was "A Swing and a Miss" so I had to include a basic batter swinging and missing.

They choose the one that went with the headline, but I really wanted to add a concept to it, so I thought it would be fun to spoof it's striking cover, designed by Keith Hayes at Little Brown.

In researching the cover I came across this blog on the process of designing this cover, which is always fascinating to me. Looks like Mr. Hayes explored alot of directions.

And here's the piece in print.