Thursday, May 7, 2009

Two Cool Covers

C.S. recently saw a very, very nice Canadian first edition of one of our favorite books, and snapped a picture with his cellphone for comparison purposes.

I'm not sure which one I like better. I have the American version and it is definitely growing on me over time. But there's something disarmingly straightforward about the Canadian version, too.

American Pi:

Canadian Pi:


  1. I like the Canadian one, but it is also the one I am used to....I would love to be in on the meeting that decides why to make the different covers they way they they reflect the publisher's perceptions of the respective nation's tastes.

  2. I love the impact of the Canadian one, but the American one has definitely grown on me as I've spent more time with the book.

    I wonder if those cover decisions are made based on studies and numbers, or artistic intuition?


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