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Which is better?

Discussion in 'Graphic Design & Logo Design Critique:' started by Inkling, May 17, 2015.

  1. Inkling

    Inkling New Member

    Hello,
    Which of these two Freakonomics covers do you think is better? Thank you. :icon_smile:

    1.jpg 2.jpg
     
  2. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    I like them both.

    But the cover on the first one is difficult to read due to the "O" looking like a "C"
     
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  3. Inkling

    Inkling New Member

    Thank you! Maybe if I filled in the second O as well, it might be more legible.
     
  4. PriyeshDesign

    PriyeshDesign Member

    Good designs.
    I much prefer the second cover design - it's interesting!
     
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  5. @GCarlD

    @GCarlD Well-Known Member

    I like both but 'design wise' I prefer the first one. Saying that, the second one may be more fitting to the novel? I do however think that the tracking of the text on the back cover is slightly too tight.
     
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  6. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    Second one. The first is ok (though suffering some legibility issues) but the second if more engaging. You have to work to read the title on both covers, but the second feels more rewarding and relevant when you do.

    And the leading too, it's much too tight. I'd look into adding a little more hierarchy to the type on the back too, the Malcolm Gladwell quote could do with being separated a little more from the blurb I think.
     
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  7. @GCarlD

    @GCarlD Well-Known Member

    ^ I typed tracking but was thinking leading lol.
     
  8. Inkling

    Inkling New Member

    Would you say this is an improvement? forumm.jpg
     

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