Best Book Catalog Cover I Saw Today

29 January 2008 at 12:51 pm 6 comments

| Peter Klein |

law_image11.jpgElgar’s 2008 Law catalog has a terrific image on the cover. What better way to capture the essence of lawyering, at least transactional lawyering?

Here’s a fun game: If you were to design covers for the Economics, Management, Sociology, or Political Science catalogs, what would they look like?

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  • 1. brayden  |  29 January 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Sociology would have a picture of a stick figure person sitting in a room all alone.

  • 2. Gary Peters  |  29 January 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Accounting would have a picture of a figure person sitting on a stick (pointy end up) in a room all alone.

  • 3. Joe Mahoney  |  29 January 2008 at 6:31 pm

    How about a picture of a figure person sitting on a stick (pointy end up) in a room alone with lots of empty chairs? Gosh, this is fun !

  • 4. spostrel  |  29 January 2008 at 8:11 pm

    For econ, a stick figure being crushed between a production-possibiltiy frontier and an indifference curve as the two try to reach tangency Or a guy crucified on a Marshallian cross. (Just following the established theme.)
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  • 5. Warren Miller  |  31 January 2008 at 11:21 am

    Gary, as a recovering bean-counter (CPA, CMA), I resemble that characterization. :-) It’s called something on a stick, I believe.

    Seriously, accounting would have a picture of an unbalanced figure person sitting in a room with green eyeshades, garters on the sleeves, a pocket-protector, an abacus, and a totally baffled look on the person’s face.

    Marketing would have a picture of a figure person sitting in a room with a shirt populated with bright bells and whistles and carrying a placard that says, “2 + 2 = 5, and we can take that to market tomorrow!”

    IT would have a picture of a figure person sitting in a room in a cage full of pizza and a sign that says, “Feed the animals.”

    HR would have a picture of a figure person sitting in a padded room reading a book entitled “Essential Process: Equal Opportunity Means Equal Results,” surrounded by walls with government mandates plastered on them.

    Manufacturing would have a picture of a figure person sitting alone on a shop floor reading “The Goal.”

    Receiving would have a picture of a figure person sitting alone in a room cluttered with boxes, cartons, crates, tape, box cutters, a UPS terminal, and a big sign that says, “Ship happens.”

    More??

  • 6. Gary Peters  |  31 January 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Warren, hysterical! Peter, this is all your fault!

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