Friday, July 09, 2010

Lookalikes 109

Something About You by Julie James

A Wolf in Wolf's Clothing by Deobrah MacGillivray

Well, I still don't think I've mastered seamless color changes like those in these two covers so I'm always fascinated by these, I want to be this good, blue to pink or pink to blue, I wonder which is the original! Anyhow I prefer Something About You, we get a (almost) full picture. A Wolf in Wolf's Clothing is too much blue and how the picture is cropped almost suffocates it.

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9 comments:

  1. I think that a wolf in wolf's clothing would be better if the title block was under the picture...or if they title & author name were both above it. As you say its a bit suffocating with the picture in the middle. So I'm with you on this one in preferring Something About You

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  2. The pictures look just a little bit different to me - look at his arm. I'm not crazy about either cover.

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  3. Definitely the first cover. What a dress! I wish that I could pull than one off. I agree that the other is too blue and cropped too tightly.

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  4. You are right Bermudaonion- The cut of her dress looks slightly different. I wonder if one of the graphic designers added a bit more dress in, and edited it a bit!

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  5. Yuck, don't like the second one at all.

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  6. I wonder what the authors think when this happens, or don't they know? I think it would freak me out that my cover looked like another book's (or several other books!) I guess the cover designers have been downsized at publishers, along with other staff, but odd because the cover is SO important to many readers (and potential buyers!)

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  7. I think it's actually two different pictures! Not only are the dress cuts different, but I was looking at the placement of the man's hands. Definitely close though, especially because he's wearing a gray suit in both!

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  8. Yes I agree, I think it is two pictures, probably shot very closely together. But still, I am so interested in the color change, I think it's the same outfits, but re-colored!

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  9. They're two different photos, though possibly from the same shoot.

    I agree that Something About You is a better overall design because we see more of the image (though I'm soooo sick of cropped-out heads), but I'm completely distracted by the poor fit of the dress. If they'd used the other photo in that design, it would be much better.

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