Monday, November 14, 2011

Test Driving a Cover

I'm working with a wonderful cover designer, but her last mockup provoked a tangential idea. I'm currently test driving this cover.

Would love to hear your thoughts. Is it really boring?

I like the color, simplicity. I find it sharp and eye catching.


All feedback appreciated  ;O)

Regards, Mac

7 comments:

  1. I LOVE it. Looks like the perfect cover to me.

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  2. I'm intrigued. My eye went right to the crow in the tree. The color pulls me in. You get my vote.

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  3. I don't think it's boring, the colour makes it.

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  4. I LOVE it. Having recently read SONG OF CROW, I know what that bird is thinking! Very spectacular. Don't change it.

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  5. I love it. Eye catching; simple. Yeah, my eye was drawn to the crow too.

    The question is; does it represent the story concept, or is it just very awesome?

    ......dhole

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  6. Hi Donna--There is symbolism in the dead tree, and the sole crow. The bird gives me the whole "Nevermore" vibe. And the font of course hints of a ghost story.

    My expectation (hope) is that is enough to prompt the potential reader to scan the description for more.

    In previous mock ups I used the subtitle "Medium of Casing, FL"

    I felt this bold cover shouldn't be covered with anything unnecessary--and I opted to drop the subtitle.

    -- ;O) Mac

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  7. I like this cover. It stands out. I think your eye is drawn to the bird. Good design.

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