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Monday, July 16, 2007

Black Mass, US and UK versions

I've been publishing this blog for almost three years and I don't think I've ever seen such a difference in approaches in covers for the US and UK markets. US is on top, UK on the bottom. And here's a link to the Guardian UK review so that you can begin to try to figure out what the ants mean.

NOTE: The Guardian review shows the cover with the soldier image but this version doesn't seem to be on sale until October 2007; the black and red cover appears to be what's currently on sale in the UK. Sorry for any confusion.


Anonymous said...

These both work well. Both stand out and beg a glance. I prefer the soviet art from a cultural standpoint, but the later for it's contemporary approachability through bold use of color and type.

Anonymous said...

Isn't that the UK cover on the top? The Guardian review shows the soldier cover, at any rate.

Joseph said...

Hi James: Thanks for that -- it's a little confusing, and I've added a note to the post.