|"3:30 is too damn early!" - Zeus|
Sometimes they're ridiculously literal-
I love trying to figure out the thought processes for these cover designs. In this case, instead of a book of fairytales, the designer thought it must have been about a book that was also a fairy.
But those mistakes make sense. Some are so baffling and wildly incorrect, that I can barely begin to fathom what was going through the mind of the people involved. I'm curious who they think King Arthur was.
If you've been following this blog, you'll have heard me talk about Zane Grey, who pretty much defined the Western genre. You wouldn't know it from Tutis.
But my personal favorite is their take on L. Frank Baum's Oz series. I have a feeling that Tutis's version would be much more bizarre and interesting. The least bizarre is the cover for Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz.
|No, seriously. This is a photo of Detroit.|
That's a picture of Emily Brontë, author of Wuthering Heights and notable Victorian literary figure. She has no connection to L. Frank Baum or the Oz series. What she is doing on the cover is a question I don't expect answered. At least it's the most confusing use of an unrelated historical figure on a cover of an unrelated book, right?
I love how random, and how wrong these are. It's dangerous what someone can do with a desktop publishing program... I wonder if the designs were outsourced to someone who does not speak English, and they used GoogleTranslate to figure out what to use as a cover design.ReplyDelete
This post is laugh-out-loud funny. I can't decide which is funnier, King Arthur's Knights or Betty Zane! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Wait, they used the box cover from Guitar Hero?ReplyDelete
The book may be out of copyright, but I'm not so sure about that cover image..
There are great.ReplyDelete
It makes a mockery of the sometime snobbery that self-publishers shouldn't design their own covers!ReplyDelete
Thanks your post.ReplyDelete