Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Maybe it's jealousy, but there are too many professional covers floating around. Hiring a talented artist is almost cheating. Just take a photo, blob your name on, and done. Quick idea, good basis, 5 minutes. Some covers these days are works of art and would look better hung in museums. Their rectangular space is crammed with detail. Sometimes you can't make out the name of the title or author. It's becoming refreshing to see simple cover concepts. They are all so generic now. If you want to design a book cover, you're probably better off looking at album covers for inspiration. Or paying that talented artist. Sod it, pay a ghost-writer to write the thing. You can dictate via phone. Why do anything yourself these days? In fact, why bother at all?