Jezebel’s Artistic Analysis of Palin’s Book Cover

Yes, that’s Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong also looking off into the distance, perhaps to Russia.

Sarah Palin’s new book “Going Rogue,” which sounds kind of like public urination, but sure whatever. The cover for her first book, er a book about her written by someone else, like John McCain’s books. Not like the books written by and about Barack Obama she criticized during the campaign.

Anyway, Jezebel has what they are calling an artistic analysis of the book jacket:

While we might have expected Palin to choose a bold and unadorned font like Impact (or perhaps Comic Sans), Palin’s team went instead with Linotype Didot. According to Typedia, the Didot family of fonts comes from the Didot family, who lived and worked in Paris in the 19th Century. While Pierre Didot published books and prints, Firmin Didot designed the typefaces. Linotype Didot was added much later, drawn by Adrian Frutiger in 1991. Typedia informs us that this font, with its vertical emphasis and bold strokes, is the “right choice for elegant book and magazine designs, as well as advertising with a classic touch.” However, as Anna notes, for all its elegance, Didot is only one “i” away from idiot. And you’d think that is one association she’d rather avoid.

Read the whole post here.