A book cover can grab a reader–or push them away. I know a book cover can gain my initial interest if it’s good. And I know some people who’ve bought books solely based on the book cover. So a book cover’s design is pretty important.
Illustrator M.S. Corley redesigned (just for himself, for fun) the Harry Potter book covers with a retro, Penguin Classics feel and posted them on his blog.
I’ve shown here the redesigned cover that I thought was the most dynamic and well redesigned. Some of the others don’t work as well for me.
What do you think? Would they appeal to kids? To teens? Or more to adults? Do you like the redesigned covers more or less than the current, actual covers?
Thanks to 100 Scope Notes for the link!