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America or Britain, who is prettier?

We’re talking about book covers of course. I saw this post on The Millions, where they open the debate about which country publishes nicer book covers. I tend to agree that British covers are, generally speaking, more aesthetically pleasing. But what do you think, UK editions are on the left, US editions on the right.

unaccustomed-earth-uk unaccustomed-earth-us

netherland-uk netherland-us

Posted by on February 26, 2009.

Categories: art, books

3 Responses

  1. Oddly, for Netherland, the US cover has a cricket scene while the UK one doesn’t. You think it would be the other way around

    by Richard Davies on Feb 26, 2009 at 10:34 am

  2. Interesting ‘experiment’, but arent’ there more countries with nice book covers??… For english speaking at least, we’ve got Canada, Australia, Ireland… :-(

    by Gibbon on Mar 5, 2009 at 1:55 am

  3. touche!

    by elizabethc on Jun 25, 2009 at 4:03 pm

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