Saturday, September 22, 2012

Book Covers

Ever look, I mean really look, at book covers today? They're all the same. It's like this...

The background image is something theme-related, but not overly specific.

At the top of the page, in big font is the name of the author.

Near the bottom of the page is the name of the book.

That's the formula, folks. The problem is, I hate it. There's no variety. There's the same cover (more or less) on hundreds of books across many genres. It's like they hired one, overworked graphic designer and he whipped it out in twenty minutes and it stuck and now everyone just apes that style.

Is it just me, or do you notice it too? It's maddening! For a group of people who are supposed to be "creative types," there is precious little creativity involved.

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