I’d like to preface this post with saying I’m not the kind of person that cares about cover reveals, or pays any particular attention to them. However, when Rowling announced a new book release, I knew I’d be paying attention to any and all news about The Casual Vacancy. Needless to say, there hasn’t been much news. (Rowling’s pretty tight when it comes to releasing info, yes?) BUT. There has been a cover reveal. A rather… disappointing… cover reveal.
My first thoughts upon seeing this? Ketchup and mustard. McDonald’s.
It surprised me because even though yellow is my favorite color, the combination with the red makes this seem too comical, in an old-fashioned sort of way. The font screams outdated to me, as if it’s more fitting for an old, cheesy romance flick. And then pairing it with the contemporary, childish font for Rowling’s name makes the contrast between the two all the more apparent. It just seems mismatched to me.
I do like that the cover is clean and straightforward, though. Simple, clean covers always catch my eyes first. I think the checked box is striking and alluring enough to draw people to the cover. (You know, if Rowling’s name isn’t enough.)
The red and yellow are the only things I can’t overlook. They’re jarring – not in a too-bright way, but in a fast-food way. Like I said: McDonald’s. And I’d really rather not have McDonald’s be what I think about when I see the brilliant-minded Rowling’s work.
What do you (dis)like about this cover?
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