I just don’t know if it’s just me or I just haven’t been paying attention.
The new edition of The New York Times Book Review features a cover designed by renowned screenwriter and screen-capturing software engineer David Zabriskie, who has also worked on the film Zero Dark Thirty and The Avengers.
But that doesn’t mean we’re not getting a real copy of the New York Post from the year 2000, courtesy of the brilliant David Z. Zabstra, who is now the chief creative officer at the New Orleans Saints.
Here’s a peek at the cover design for The New Orleans Times-Picayune Book Review.
(If you’re new to Zabscis work, check out his recent book, The New Yorker Design: A Creative Journey, for inspiration.)
Zabstrapi’s cover design is a nod to the newspaper that launched a new kind of digital publishing in 2000, one that used the internet as a storytelling medium rather than just an electronic medium.
As Zabspurs website explains, the new digital publishing approach is called “reproduction, which means that each piece is a new story, rather than a copy of a previous piece.
That means you get the ability to bring the reader back in time, and you get to see how a piece might have looked if you’d been writing it in 2000.”
The Times-picayune cover design features the iconic New Orleans skyline on the cover, which is a visual reference to the paper’s early print run.
Zabski is also working on a redesign of the magazine’s “Book of the Year,” which features short stories from the paper, but that won’t be ready until 2020.
Zabis’ design for the New Year issue also incorporates a look at the digital version of the Times- Picayune, a logo that features a giant cityscape of New Orleans in the center and a red lettering that says, “Book Review” and “Digital Edition.”
It’s unclear if Zabs will also include a cover that incorporates a “digital version” of the paper.
The New England Patriots, for example, were featured in a New Orleans newspaper article from 2009.
The issue is scheduled to hit shelves in the New Years Day holiday on Jan. 1, 2020.