Sunday, February 17, 2013

Tex[t]-Mex to Eyegiene

As I gear up to finally submit my manuscript to UT Press for Eyegiene: Permutations of Subjectivity in the Televisual Age of Sex and Race, I am already feeling nostalgic for my 2007 tome, Tex[t]-Mex, now 6 years old and still selling on Amazon and beyond. No doubt one of the reasons this book still has legs was the decision of UT Press to publish it with a 16 page color signature (designed by Lisa Tremaine, who used to work for Time/Life publications).  Here are some shots of the cover pages of the book lifted off the main site for the book at UT Press central. The last image, below, was my cover design for the book--each icon on the illustration (a collage of ink stamps, typography, and xeroxes) hieroglyphically references a chapter/section of the Tex[t]-Mex project. While I was disappointed back in the day about the decision against my cover design, I have to admit that the buzzsaw/tortilla cover (right) has grown on me!

I am really looking forward to sharing the story behind Tex[t]-Mex and Mextasy in Seattle, WA at the University of Washington--there are several events going down Februrary 28-March 1, 2013. Mas info here:

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