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Ivan Brunetti’s Aesthetics : Book Trailer, Cartoon Caption Contest, Bookmarks, Signed Copies, CLICK ALREADY!


Ivan Brunetti is one of the great contemporary graphic artists. His signature, highly evocative style often captures a moment of acute absurdity, or humor, or melancholy, with text that is painstakingly edited to a minimalist perfection.

We’d like to give three of you a signed copy each of his marvelous new book, Aesthetics: A Memoir, which is hot off the presses. (You can see and read an excerpt from the book on the Paris Review Daily, and a delightful book trailer appears below.)

Brunetti Punk FigureBrunetti Rosie FigureHere are two Brunetti figures, which Ivan was generous enough to draw for us for the creation of bookmarks we printed to commemorate the publication of Aesthetics. We’d like you to come up with a single speech or thought bubble that undergoes a shift in meaning when applied to these two figures. The text in the bubble needs to be identical, but you can use different punctuation for each figure. Send us your text by July 1; the winning entries will be posted on our blog and each will receive an autographed copy of Aesthetics (and a bookmark).

And for another chance to win a copy of the book, visit our friends over at Forces of Geek!

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