Designer: David Gee
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

From the title of the book, you can tell it is an interesting book. It has a fun cover too! It combines beer and history in a fresh way: a tipsy picture of a Canadian Mountie. I mean a picture you will see when you look at the Canadian Mountie while you are tipsy. I like the concept a lot.

However, I don’t like type treatment nearly as much. There are too many things going on. Each line has a different typeface, with two of them having a shadow, and “Beer in Canada” looks squeezed. And I don’t think the lines above and below the author’s name are necessary either.

David Gee is a part-time designer and his “day job” is an advertising copywriter.

Something Extra:

David Gee’s Blog

Q&A with David Gee