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Opinions wanted on a cover art
« on: December 02, 2018, 02:14:07 PM »
Honest opinions please. My upcoming science fiction novella is being edited by the publishers (LL-Publications) as we speak. Here is a draft of the coverart. We are experimenting with the font and like its boldness but is it readable for you? The story involves human astronauts on another planet. There is an alien butterfly involved. (you know me so it isn't really a butterfly). It's the font - what do you think please?
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Re: Opinions wanted on a cover art
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2018, 08:49:49 AM »
I'd really appreciate comments. So far on facebook and twitter - 40 against and 20 for ie 40 say they have too much difficulty reading the title SUPPOSE WE and 20 say it came to them straight away and they liked it.

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Re: Opinions wanted on a cover art
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2018, 10:20:39 AM »
Great image but the title takes some deciphering.

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Re: Opinions wanted on a cover art
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 10:46:43 AM »
Thanks.
It's a risk isn't it, to be bold, experimental and yet not put potential readers off.

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Re: Opinions wanted on a cover art
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2018, 12:07:04 PM »
 I like the cover art, and I even like the font, but the placement of the letters makes it difficult to read for me. I think reading left to right would make it readable and more visually appealing.
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Re: Opinions wanted on a cover art
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2018, 01:19:26 PM »
I'm color blind, so not an "average" reader of color designs. However, I found the text, title, and name, to be a tough read. Might be because of the broken text style.

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Re: Opinions wanted on a cover art
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2018, 01:51:40 PM »
Thanks. Another draft is called for.

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Re: Opinions wanted on a cover art
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2018, 12:02:42 PM »
*After I made the post below, I realized I'm little late to this thread and too late to help. I misread this as originally posted, December 20 and was impressed at how many replies you had in such a short time.  :) Late night dyslexia.

Hi Geoff,

I like the cover art. It's bright and catches your eye. The astronaut with the butterfly (or is it a butterfly?) just out of reach, sparks my interest. I actually like the curved font and the design overall, but it was difficult for me to read. I had to read through this thread to find it's called, SUPPOSE WE.

Not being able to decipher the title would put me off a little.


I would keep the art and alter the font to make it read more clearly. Perhaps just slightly, bolder type, or outlined, maybe shadowed by one of the darker colors in the artwork. I'm not sure. If you can, play with those ideas a bit and see what you come up with.

I like it though. It sticks out and that's what you want, an attention grabber.

Good luck. I look forward to seeing the finished piece.

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