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Anthology Covers

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Which do you prefer: 1) temple fish  2) tea farm umbrella  3)  backlit forest   4) rainbow pig?

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Written by crfsanders

October 23, 2011 at 1:14 pm

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  1. They are all cool, but my vote is for “rainbow pig” because it fits best with the “out of place” concept, in a metaphorical way without being overtly illustrative (like my second choice “tea farm umbrella”). So excited, beautiful covers!

    Ayshia Stephenson

    October 23, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    • I really like the “Tea Farm Umbrella” one, but mostly I just really hope it is not the last one, the “Rainbow Pig” one… haha I find to be a very off-putting cover… It kind of wears its concept a little strong on the sleeve.

      I feel like people will think, “I know you’re not suppose to judge a book by its cover… but I really, really wanna.”

      Kelly Carroll

      October 23, 2011 at 3:12 pm

  2. I like the fish flying in the air (of course!)

    pamilajop

    October 23, 2011 at 5:02 pm

  3. Tea first, fish second, pig distant third, forest last, but good pixes all.
    Tea (Boseong?) not very Korean but rich in interpretations for fiction and poetry consistent w thema. The title typo is also the most successful.
    Fish also rather classic (but we don’t have to be disruptive every year), interesting blur / shadow. Good compo w title. The first two covers are more likely to catch the reader’s eye.
    Pig maybe too much interior magazine / cityguide illustration. We also need to alternate after last year’s colorful ddeok.

    Stephane Mot

    October 24, 2011 at 3:07 am

  4. 1) temple fish – this would be my favorite but I don’t like that it’s so out of focus you can’t even tell what the heck it is.
    2) tea farm umbrella – I like this one best, but would like it more if the photo were lightened up.
    3) backlit forest – no, too jumbly.
    4) rainbow pig – No-! Just way too childish and the main message here to me is “this is a childhood education book and it’s trying to hard to be accessible”.

    g.a.

    October 24, 2011 at 6:30 am


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