Thursday, November 27, 2014

If These Books Were Judged By Their Cover . . . Redesigns



I love a good book cover design, so when a book gets a brand new cover I suddenly turn into a reality show judge. Check out the three YA cover redesigns I recently spotted.


The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Hardcover
Paperback
I'm just not a fan of the hardcover. The silhouettes remind me of  90's clip-art  and the stars look like someone overdid a Photoshop brush. The  paperback cover has the same theme and feel of the original cover and I can see the new cover looking great in print.  The paperback also matches better with Smith's other photographic covers.



Landry Park by Bethany Hagen

Hardcover
Paperback


At first glance the hardcover fits the synopsis of the book; a dystopian with tones of English gentry. The Girl in A Pretty Dress cover has an interesting new dynamic when put into the strong dystopian font. The paperback cover looks like your average circa-2011 Girl in A Pretty Dress and could really get lost in the YA shuffle.  I do like the font contrast and the addition of a tagline.


My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga


Original Reveal
New Cover Reveal



The cover for debut author Jasmine Warga's My Heart And Other Black Holes, was switched up before the novel even debuted. I like both covers, but I'm glad they changed this one. The original looked like it was on the TFIOS  look alike bandwagon. I like that this new one had more texture to it and the title font placement is more dynamic. Also no more dreaded "&" sign to screw up search engines.

7 comments :

  1. That's such an interesting thing to look at. I love book covers. I think the hardback cover for Landry Park looks a lot better than the paperback. I think I slightly prefer the original cover for My Heart and Other Black Holes though - the use of colour is really eye-catching.

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  2. It's always good when the new covers are just as great as the original ones !

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  3. Yes, the bigger font on the original cover for My Heart and Other Black Holes does make the title stand out more.

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  4. I like both of the Geography covers, but I do like how the new one matches Statistical Probability. I kind of like the original Landry Park more. I really like text-based covers. I actually prefer the original Black Hole cover. The new ones bores me, mostly because I prefer bright colors, and I HATE how off-center the text is! It drives my OCD crazy!

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  5. I really like both version of TGoYaM (but I like the paperback a bit more). I don't really like the other covers to the other two titles. They don't appeal to me.

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  6. I also find myself leaning to the paperback !

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