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John Self 16th Feb 2006 18:03

Bookalikes
 
An occasional series showing how book cover designers really do seldom differ.

Number 1
Mary Loudon's Relative Stranger, meet Richard Yates's The Easter Parade.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y12...1841956759.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y12...0413772020.jpg

Daveybot 16th Feb 2006 18:18

Re: Bookalikes
 
I prefer the second one. A nicer layout of type.

knovella 16th Feb 2006 19:09

Re: Bookalikes
 
Two books that had the exact same cover:

The Waking Dream (a historic collection of early photographs from the Gilman Paper Company)

and

In America by Susan Sontag.

Sontag obviously lifted the remarkable photo from the cover of The Waking Dream, which I thought was a bit cheap. Her book has a different cover now. Maybe someone complained.

kumquat 16th Feb 2006 23:27

Re: Bookalikes
 
wow. that's freaky. you'd think there'd be some kind of rule that you can't do that.....grief, i sound like a customer. sorry.

John Self 16th Feb 2006 23:40

Re: Bookalikes
 
And, as if by magic, here are the two covers knovella was referring to.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y12...0300086717.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y12...022404091X.jpg

Flutty 17th Feb 2006 15:37

Re: Bookalikes
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kumquat
wow. that's freaky. you'd think there'd be some kind of rule that you can't do that.....grief, i sound like a customer. sorry.

You pays your copyright fee for the photo and you get to use it for that many copies in the print run.

But it is easy to pinch design ideas from others and gently change them.

knovella 17th Feb 2006 17:40

Re: Bookalikes
 
http://multimedia.fnac.com/multimedi...2267015607.gif in the first US printing, it looked more like this. Even worse, huh?

John Self 23rd Apr 2006 14:17

Re: Bookalikes
 
Number 3: a cross-media bookalike as revealed by today's Observer.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y12...B000FDFKCU.jpg

Primal Scream's new single

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y12...0141010398.jpg

Ali Smith's Booker-losing (but Whitbread-winning) novel in recently released paperback

JunkMonkey 23rd Apr 2006 23:19

Re: Bookalikes
 
Here's an oldie from Peltorro.com:

http://www.peltorro.com/sf025_ace.jpg
(USA, Ace D-103, 1955)
http://www.peltorro.com/sf025.jpg
(Badger Books SF-25, 1959)

John Self 6th May 2006 19:55

Re: Bookalikes
 
Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man and Philip Roth's American Pastoral:

http://img.tesco.com/pi/Books/L/26/0141184426.jpg

http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P...2.LZZZZZZZ.jpg


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