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Sunday, July 08, 2007

Gallatin Canyon, paperback and hardcover

Paperback designed by Megan Wilson, photo on paperback by Andrew Geiger

I raved about the hardcover for Gallatin Canyon when it was published about a year ago (read the original post here), and while I might not love it as much as I did back then, it's still a pretty fine cover. (Actually, it's the photograph that grabbed me):


The cover for the paperback is, by comparison, a big disappointment:

6 comments:

photosynthesize said...

it's ruined by the unsympathetic type treatment and incongruous blue.

shorty said...

Right. it had the potential to be a great cover. I'll bet someone told the AD, "no, it has to be blue. I like blue. Like my sweater. Take my sweater over to the computer screen and match it."

Manic Mom said...

Hardcover definitely better. But I do like how the blue STORIES does stand out.

question--when you review a book cover, do you necessarily like the words inside, or are you just reviewing by the cover? Curious as to how you started this blog?

shorty said...

There's someone I do designs for who never lets me use Helvetica light in a title. She keeps saying that's my "go to" font and that I need to not use it, it's too 60's.

Ian B. Shimkoviak said...

the covers are a big "WHATEVER" from me. they are weak beyond words...

Anonymous said...

Agreed, nice photo. Fitting. But nothing interesting here design-wise. Neither grabs.