Friday, June 20, 2014

German Covers vs. US Covers


This is just a super quick post, because I got to see the German cover for The Whatnot, and now I have both covers, and they're so kewwwwwl, and so I have to show everyone ever. Also, I thought it was fun to see how different they are from the US covers. The German covers are basically THE most deconstructed, scaled-back version of the US ones as possible, and the US ones are awesome and bright and busy, and the German ones are like... the elegant skeletons of those. Behold:


I'm pretty sure the US covers are more instantly appealing, but the jpegs don't really do the German ones justice. The German editions have bookmark ribbons and that vaguely noirish, 1920's font that is my favorite thing, and also end-papers. I totally buy books based on whether or not they have end-papers.

Annnnnyway. That's all I have. I'm flying away on Monday, and also The Cabinet of Curiosities got a lovely review from Shelf Awareness, and also we're reading our own short stories aloud in podcast form which you can listen to here. Katherine and Claire read their stories like BOSSES. I sound like a bumblebee. I hope you like them! :)

6 comments:

  1. Oh! GORGEOUS :D Yeah, US ones are my favorites, hih (A) But I do love the German editions too. They look so pretty :D And creeeeepy. Love them.

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  2. Ya know, there's something so intriguing about how stark the German covers are. I LOVES THEM. I WANTS THEM. *grabby hands*

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  3. Cannot ever pick favourites! And ah, don't say that, the podcast was chillingly top-of-the-class. I must say, it starts off like black Times New Roman letters on a stark-white background, but the narration and dialogue (with a hint of an accent) paint a colourful, yet grim, tapestry.

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  4. My kids love the US covers (not so much the German ones) ;)

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  5. This is not really related but who made the cover of The Cabinet Of Curiosities? I think its quite attracting, not that I choose a book by its cover :D.

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