GO: The Massive

The Massive is the new series from writer/designer Brian Wood. The series only launches in June, but since the cover has been released already  I can’t help but feature it because its an absolute beauty. There is an awful lot going on here, with textures and graphic elements applied throughout, yet, when taking in the whole image it is surprisingly sparse. The balance between artwork, graphics and type is just right, from the globe focal point that leads you down to the arctic scene below, nothing is fighting for attention. More importantly, the bespoke logo and very clean-set Century Gothic type are applied in a very considered manner, placed over the artwork, but deliberately so, adding tension and balance. This shouldn’t come as a surprise if you know Wood’s other work. His previous (recent) series Northlanders, and DMZ in particular are worth picking up for their cover designs alone.