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Sunday, July 01, 2007

Pushed

I want to like this, as the image is pretty arresting. And while at first I was focused on the fisheye title text as the element I didn't like, it's the alignment of the title / subtitle / author name that ultimately throws this off, I think.


Here's what it might look like with the title centered on the main image (instead of the whole format) and with a different location of the subtitle and author name.

10 comments:

Writing Angel said...

I definately prefer the second one. The text fits better with the curve of the woman's belly giving it a much cleaner look.

photosynthesize said...

much better with the rest of the text as you've re-arranged it.

i actually think the design is pretty unprofessional in the first place. the fisheye type almost makes it seem comical, which doesn't suit the subject matter at all.

Anonymous said...

It's Alfred Hitchcock!

Joseph said...

Man, I wish I had thought of that.

Orhan Kahn said...

I don't want to like it, I like it ;)

Alex said...

Joseph, I'm curious...

Your site is emblazoned with the following notice:

ALL COVERS ARE THE COPYRIGHT OF THEIR RESPECTIVE PUBLISHER

What entitles you to make changes to a "copyrighted" work and post them in this forum?

You seem to have a lot of free time. My advice would be A) focus more on blogging, less on Photoshopping or B) find some of your own designs to revise.

Thomas said...

Hmmmm, could Alex possibly be the designer of this cover?

So long as Joseph doesn't try and sell his "reworks" or pass them off as his own he is entitled under our grand Constitution as "freedom of speech"

Feel free to start your own blog "Alex" and redesign Josephs site if it bothers you so much. you seem to have a bit of time on your hands as well.

Manic Mom said...

I like the cover, and I think to the untrained eye, the first is fine, but when you alter it, it does look better.

Ian B. Shimkoviak said...

I like it. It would have worked better if the cover had no text and appeared on the spine instead. It would work better and be more memorable... Great shot!

Anonymous said...

I might be the lone voice here, but I don't really get the sense that anything is being pushed in the second version -- it feels too nicely spaced, like the little critter has enough room to move.

Whereas the first version really does feel "pushed".