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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Daydreamer, US and UK

US design by Megan Wilson

Portraying what a daydreamer sees (the US cover, first image) strikes me as more powerful than an external view of the act of daydreaming (the UK cover, second image).



9 comments:

Matthew Forsythe said...

Second cover is so boring and literal.

dave bish said...

2nd one fits with the recent cover designs of his books in the UK. A little under imaginative.

Joseph said...

It's worth noting, perhaps, that this is a book for ages 8+. That alone makes the US cover more appropriate.

hope said...

The US cover is wonderful-- really perfect.

dave bish said...

US covers do seem to generally be better. Why?

rudolph.zahlmann said...

i like the second cover better. its more emotional, i can respond to that.

Jeff Greco said...

I like the first cover a lot, but it is very reminiscent of this Microsoft campaign: http://www.ee.ryerson.ca/~elf/powerbook/images/microsoft-ad.jpg

H Hughes, photography said...

Can you please credit photographers on both?

First is clever, second looks like young adult lit.

JRSM said...

That first cover also reflects this earlier (but more nightmarish) UK cover: http://www.booksunlimited.ie/bookcover/9780099590613/The-Daydreamer.jpg