Book Covers Turn To Bleh

Via a tweet from Maud Newton, I wound up at Alison Bechdel‘s blog and eventually came upon this post.

But since her Flickr item was designated All Rights Reserved, I had to go steal the covers from elsewhere. Which was better, as I came upon a third one.

LittleStrangeCover1

LittleStrangeCover2b

LittleStrangeCover3b

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I think the most recent cover lacks character and is very generic. How many other covers sort of, kind of resemble that? Too many, I think! Some cover designs are just too full of themselves, imparting a gravitas that might not exist in the book itself (note that I don’t mean this book, which I haven’t read and didn’t know of til now).

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