Announcing: It's Just a Game

About the book: Similar to how H.G. Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights uses high school football in Texas as a lens to look at society, Brian Carriveau’s It’s Just a Game observes adult amateur baseball in Wisconsin as a means to examine small-town America. The non-fiction book,...

Cover Art Chosen for It’s Just a Game

I thought it would be interesting to show one of the cover designs for the book that was left on the cutting room floor.

While I liked the black and white picture of the base and the cornfield in the distance and the minimalist feeling it conveyed, I felt that the cover of the book needed some color. And on top of that, the picture didn’t have the high resolution we were looking for.

In the end, we decided to go with the current cover that can be seen at the top of the page. It has a more modernistic look, but it’s simplistic at the same time.

The cover art was designed by Alex Tallitsch, who can be reached via Twitter or email at

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One Response to Cover Art Chosen for It’s Just a Game

  1. Alex says:

    I really liked this one at first, perhaps when you release an updated version.

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