who wore it better book covers
Books have so many options when they dress for their big debut, but sometimes, they end up wearing very similar styles. In the vein of all my favorite trashy Hollywood magazines...
who wore it better?
you'll never meet me by leah thomas VS what we left behind by robin talley
These books showed up next to each other in my To Read shelf and actually inspired this post. They both use very similar fonts with a relatively similar color scheme, but Because You'll Never Meet Me uses a simple silhouette-on-gradient while What We Left Behind goes for a classic sky and lens-flare. While I like the texture in WWLB and the classic features, BYNMM wins for me because of the text art. The tilted and askew placement of the title is simple but striking, as opposed to the rather flat title in WWLB. There's just more movement. Less is more, ladies and gents!
the winner: because you'll never meet me
the dark horse
If you're going with the silhouette, birds-on-a-telephone-pole though, I think How it Went Down by Kekla Magoon does it best, with its posterized image, gritty texture, bright colors, and chunky text art. It's all about the accessories. But I didn't think it was fair to pit this complex beauty against the two simpler styles above.
Which cover wins? Are there similar covers you think did it better?