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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Bad Monkeys, US and UK editions

So I'm staring and staring at the US cover for Bad Monkeys, trying to think of what it reminds me of:


And then I remembered: Brad Land's Goat:


Here's the UK edition of Bad Monkeys. There have been several UK covers this year that have utilized spray painted / stencil imagery. Can any readers tell us if this is a waning trend?

8 comments:

Rachel said...

The UK edition looks to me like they're trying to play on the 12 Monkeys movie imagery.

Joseph said...

Wow. Good call, Rachel.

Katie Alender said...

Yes -- I think it's the type that does it for me. And I haven't seen a poster for that movie in years.

Juan Carlos said...

I like the US version much better, the Rorscharch inkblot look. Reminds me of Watchmen, very creepy.

Tad said...

Are the trim sizes really that different?

Joseph said...

Tad: yeah, I think so. Amazon gives the dimensions of the US Bad Monkeys as 9 x 4.9 inches.

nandy said...

Must be the time of year and the 30th anniversary coming up, but the US version looks like a Darth Vader head shot to me. LOL.

Orhan Kahn said...

The first one is terrible, thats two are great.