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Re: The Art of the Book Cover

Post  Red Wolf on Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:31 pm

The new cover reminds me of all those self-published ebooks you see around these days, where someone has obviously nicked the first vaguely relevant picture from Google. Maybe the publishers think that's the trend of the future?

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Re: The Art of the Book Cover

Post  particle_person on Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:07 pm

Red, it IS self-published. Not only is it "like" those covers, it's one of them.

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Re: The Art of the Book Cover

Post  swsa on Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:13 pm

AOGG is. The Bell Jar cover actually is a real 50th Anniversary edition. The thing is, I can kind of get down with the concept of it...slightly miserable woman going through the motions of putting on make-up. But the execution is so tacky. The bright red, the font, the almost cartoonish look to the image. It's just so badly done.
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Re: The Art of the Book Cover

Post  Red Wolf on Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:51 am

particle_person wrote:Red, it IS self-published. Not only is it "like" those covers, it's one of them.
Ah, I missed that bit. Good to know I was right. But why can't people take the time to find better covers? It just reeks of not caring about the product.

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Re: The Art of the Book Cover

Post  Red Wolf on Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:58 am

A strong contender for year's worst, the Diary of Anne Frank!

It reminds me of those old pulp novels about Satan-worshipping lesbians or something. That style. I have no idea what the style is actually called, though. Anyone else know?

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Re: The Art of the Book Cover

Post  big chicken on Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:39 pm

The cover makes the book seem like a teen romance novel from the 80s. I don't claim to be an expert on fashion of the 1930s/40s but I'm pretty sure jean jackets did not exist back then.

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Re: The Art of the Book Cover

Post  inversed on Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:25 pm

Are we sure that's not actually an ad for feminine hygiene products from 1985?

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Re: The Art of the Book Cover

Post  pinguerin on Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:52 pm

It looks like a Sweet Valley High cover.

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Re: The Art of the Book Cover

Post  mayram on Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:59 pm

pinguerin wrote:It looks like a Sweet Valley High cover.

It's not even good enough to be an SVH cover, it's like one of the random generic 80's books that were one-off titles written by authors you never heard of.

Hands down one of the worst mismatches of cover art and subject matter that I've ever seen.

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