Take a look at these three images for “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”:
I love the original. It’s inviting, tasteful and even the font tells me I’m in for quite the adventure.
Aside from having nothing to do with the book, this second version can only be described as odd. I wonder who the target audience is.
As an integral part of the reading experience, cover art is a complex business. For the month of May, I’m dedicating this blog to book covers. I’ve invited cover designers, readers, graphic artists, and writers to share their experiences in cover design. It’s going to be an interesting month.