The first and simplest one is best, I think....
I think the first is the cleanest and the best.The others muddy the vanity plate waters, cause me to wonder why they are being repeated?
The vanity plate motif is a keeper, no doubt. Of the ones posted, I agree that the first one is the best. (I think we are all talking about the one in the earlier posting, not the first one in this grouping of four.)I wouldn't mind seeing one with the title in a vanity plate and your name in a much smaller plate (but no vanity plate for "a novel"). I don't know if I would prefer it, but it might be interesting.
Thanks for the input, everyone. The cover is going to be printed on stark white paper so I thought the repeated plates would add a little color. I’m thinking about using the first one in this post, without the "A Novel" or maybe "A Novel" in script. But then, I like the 4th one too. I’m getting a little obsessive.
Also…the four plates make some thematic sense. Maybe I'll get a couple of different covers printed up and see which one looks best in book form. I am thinking about this a lot.
I'm with the others; the first ine is the best. But, no matter. I just want to read the thing, regardless of the cover.
i hate all of them. i think the whole book should be turned on its side and made to look like a plate.
Sideways reminds me too much of the Naked Lunch reissue. I’m going to keep it simple and go with the first cover in this post without "A Novel." Hope you don’t hate that.
Here's more perhaps unwanted feedback: The plate with the title doesn't seem to be of the same proportion as an actual license plate; it might look better if it were not as narrow? You could center the title in the white space of the plate. (I'm no graphic designer, but I've done magazine/newsletter layout for about 5 years.) Also, this could just be me, but the "California" above your name is distracting. I'd expect it to say "A Novel" or "by" instead...don't know if you care to alter the plate that much.
P.S.--Actually, I like the one from the first post the best. If you were to make the plate more proportionate, that would look really good. Okay, one person's opinion, sorry, I'm done.
i'll just have to tear it off after i buy it to read.
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