Dark & Moody – rezal404
This edition of Cover Awe is for us goth kids.
Cover illustrations by Malika Favre
Amanda: Loving these classic goth covers.
Sarah: The one on the right doesn’t do it for me, but the middle and left are terrific design. Especially the use of shadow on the Jane Eyre cover.
Elyse: I love the Sense and Sensibility cover.
shana: I love the eye contact on the S&S cover. The left and middle immediately remind me of their respective stories, though.
Sneezy: Ooooo the Black power fist in the tie is really clever. The red for revolution and the design makes it look like the fist is grasping onto a red banner flying high. The middle and right one makes me wish they were covers for sapphic romance. I wonder if the yellow background in the left one has any symbolic meaning? Assuming they’re all done by the same artist, it’s odd that they chose a color that flattens the cover so much when they were so clever about creating space with the other two.
Cover art by Martina Fačková
Design by Christine Foltzer
Amanda: I love some dark florals.
Sarah: Moody and intricate and lush, I agree.
Elyse: It also conveys a sense of intimacy, which I love.
kiki: I love how the person in the foreground almost looks like a living painting.
Sneezy: This just makes me smile. Lush, opulent, and romantic!
Amanda: I love catching the reflection of a person in her glasses.
Sarah: That is a REALLY good composition right there.
kiki: This cover desperately makes me want to read this book, and in the same instance tells me it is much, much too spooky for me—which is a job well done!
Sneezy: This cover also looks like it would make a great record cover. For an 80’s punk record or something.
Cover illustration by Thander Lin
From Sarah M: For Cover Awe, I’d like to put forth Lore & Lust by Karla Nikole. I can’t look away from it!
Sarah: I can see why!
kiki: The title looks like it says Lore and Slusts, which makes me chuckle.
Sarah: Omg at a quick glance I saw Lore & Sluts.
Amanda: More moody florals, but I would also read a book titled Lore & Sluts. Lore is full of ’em.
Sneezy: This looks like this has influence from manga, and I’m just gaga over it!