Friday, September 30, 2011
I am noticing some patterns with them.
And it displeases me.
Is it just me, or are do we only have two categories of covers any more? Or, at least, that's what late 2011 and early 2012 cover artists seem to think.
First, we have the face of the protagonist looking dramatically into the the camera:
The second category is the girls doing pretty poses in pretty clothes with a pretty background:
I mean seriously? Am I the only one who's noticed this and finds this annoying? I've never been huge on either of the above types of covers and I'm frustrated that they're becoming the norm.
I want more covers like the one Gone, Gone, Gone has; simple, eloquent, and grabbing.
Or like the beautiful artsy cover of The Night Circus:
I know some people love the covers I dislike, but how do you feel about them? How do you feel about the covers I like?