Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a new weekly meme here at Books by Proxy. Join me every Friday as I pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
Welcome to the first post of The Friday Face-Off as a weekly meme! This week is a freebie so I’ve gone for a book which has been sitting on my shelf for far too long and has two gorgeous covers to its name (and who knows – possibly more!).
Published by Sceptre in the UK and by Random House in the US, The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell features two covers from completely different ends of the design spectrum. Take a look and see which one is your favourite!
Sceptre – UK Cover
Artwork by Neal Murren
Random House – US Cover
| The Friday Face-Off: Winner |
These two covers really couldn’t get much more different. The US cover is clean and modern and, dare I say it, almost transcendent. It’s one of those covers which makes you think without revealing too much of itself, and I love those pale blues and the simple, elegant typeface. The US cover really is the calm before the storm of the UK!
Sceptre’s offering is chaotic and eye-catching, with golds and bright pinks splashed across a dark, starry sky. Even though it’s hard to know where to look first, the more you look, the more detail is revealed. Its sheer energy and and riot of colour, imagery and detail just clinch it as this week’s winner.
Which cover wins your vote this week? Have a cover of your own? – Post the link below!
Next Friday’s theme is: Here be Dragons
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