I liked the Twilight book cover. It was a strong and simple concept, and it did look beautiful. I say this all in past tense now because so much over-exposure and repeated appropriation has killed its aura for me. Call it genius marketing, bandwagon jumping or shameless plagiarism–there’s no dispute: the Twilight cover (designed by Gail Doobinin) ineffably represents much of popular fiction cover design today, loath as we are to admit it.
So where am I heading with all this?
There’s this project I’m working on, for which I am compiling a list of books (no matter what genre) that have so gracefully gone through the Twilight filter. This method has also been termed “Twi-washing”.
There are way more designs that fit the bill than what I’ve compiled roughly here in my little montage, so I was hoping I could get even more suggestions from you, dear readers!
Specifically I am more interested in “single object on dark background” covers but I’ll accept clasping pale hands too…
Also, here’s a little something just for laughs: False Advertising in the Twilight cover art