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Old 09-23-2010, 08:23 PM   #1
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Unhappy Help me pick a font

I've got the cover art for my next book, but I'm torn between a couple font styles & colors. Take a look and let me know what your favorite is.

Moved to Flickr

Of course, if you hate them all, I'd like to know why.

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Old 09-23-2010, 08:43 PM   #2
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I like them all. You could use 1 of each per line or word. Or 1 for the title and 1 for your name.
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:43 PM   #3
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Of the three, I think Option 1 is the best. To me, of the three it best exemplifies the "vampire look" for a cover.
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:57 PM   #4
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The cover you have is already professional.
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Old 09-24-2010, 12:32 PM   #5
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I like the font in #2 but I'd prefer it in the blue color :-)

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Old 09-24-2010, 01:36 PM   #6
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No 2. Blue wouldn't stand out enough when it is postage stamp sized.
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:10 PM   #7
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1 - Difficult to read, especially when thumbnail-sized
2 - I really like this one. The font gives it a little bit of uniqueness.
3 - Not bad, but I prefer 2.
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Old 09-24-2010, 04:08 PM   #8
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Just to really mix it up, I prefer one!

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Old 09-24-2010, 05:33 PM   #9
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Thanks, everyone! I think I'll go with 2 with a drop shadow and bevel:

Check out #10 at http://www.flickr.com/photos/54240394@N07/

I like the way the Vs point to the guy and the snake on the left that's trying to get him.

(except that I've reached my bandwidth limit, so I can't see it )

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Old 09-24-2010, 10:28 PM   #10
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KC, who's your host? I think I managed to get unlimited bandwidth from godaddy
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:10 PM   #11
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I went with cheap (aka doteasy). I have another web site hosted through ipower, and I love ipower, but doteasy was cheaper. Never really expected to run into bandwidth issues, but then again, I don't normally post a dozen different potential cover images over 2mb each and then ask a bunch of writers to check them out.

That'll teach me! Off I go to create a flickr account.

P.S. Uploaded them all to flickr.

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Old 09-24-2010, 11:25 PM   #12
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I like the second to last one best.
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Old 09-25-2010, 02:08 AM   #13
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I liked 1 and 4. All of the covers are pretty good and creative however.
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Old 09-25-2010, 02:39 AM   #14
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I must say, cover #5 is the one I'd look to pick up - mostly because the title text can take up a reasonable area on the top zone, where's with the dropped-V's you end up with a very large amount of 'empty space' between the lettering and the main character on the cover.

I'd try take what you've done with #5, highlight the main character a bit more to bring him out, drop-shadow the title text... and see what it looks like.

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Old 09-25-2010, 02:51 AM   #15
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I ended up picking #4. What I did was to reduce to thumbnail size to see what it would look like. I found that a lighter background and the text on #4 was easier to see at the smaller size.

I do like the drop V's. What would it look like if you used those V's, but left the placement of Title text the same as on #4? Does that make sense?
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