Thursday, 2 April 2015

US vs. UK: A Darker Shade of Magic Covers

I'm a big fan of both of these covers, so much so that I don't think I can actually pick a favourite. I didn't think they'd be so different, but I love that the US and the UK have distinguished between editions so well. The placing of the UK title font is brilliant, but I think the image used on the US cover is slightly more eye-catching. See: each cover has different stand-out features!

I like that the colour scheme is generally the same, black and red, and that each cover design gives a clear idea of what the book is about. If I didn't already want to read it anyway, I certainly would after seeing both these covers!

Which do you prefer? Can you choose?

1 comment:

Thea Wilson said...

I've been lucky enough to read a sample of the book with the US cover and the full book with the UK cover but must say that while I do love them both I think I prefer the UK version as I love the font used, the placement of everything and the fact that it represents all four of the parallel Londons (the clearly marked map-like circes of the white, the grey and the red along with a black patch which looks like it could reflect Black London but without the maplike appearance as no-one has seen Black London in an age since it was cut off). I love it and the book itself is pretty cool too!

Thea @  Gizzimomo's Book Shelf