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Cover design

Unread postby bourbonv » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:39 pm

I am going to try to attach the cover design for my book. Let us hope this works.
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Re: Cover design

Unread postby bourbonv » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:45 pm

It does seem to have worked. Opinions?
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Re: Cover design

Unread postby fricky » Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:11 pm

I like it except there seems to be too many bubbles
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Re: Cover design

Unread postby bourbonv » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:13 am

Any other opinions?
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Re: Cover design

Unread postby fricky » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:44 am

This is probably easier said than done. A photograph of bourbon in your Glencairn glass after swirling showing the legs would be great.
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Re: Cover design

Unread postby NeoTexan » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:05 pm

I agree...too many bubbles. I did not read others comments before looking and they were the first thing I noticed and considered changing.
Fricky has the idea. Perhaps using a liquid that looks like bourbon but has a greater viscosity?
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Re: Cover design

Unread postby bourbonv » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:12 pm

Thanks Col.Dale. I should say this is what the University Press has decided will be the cover. I would like to hear your opinions. i have had several people mention the bubbles.
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Re: Cover design

Unread postby bunghole » Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:29 pm

Not to be unkind, but meh = bland = ho hum = so what. :| So about as blah as you can get. Bourbon is the exact opposite. I would reject this cover, and demand they do better. :blackeye:

Doesn't the U of L have any artists at all?

So Sad. :cry:

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Re: Cover design

Unread postby bourbonv » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:49 am

Linn,
I knew I could depend upon you for an honest opinion. I take it from the silence of the others they share your opinion. The truth is i am not a big fan of the cover design. the bubbles are wrong and the whole design looks more like a wine tasting book than a bourbon history. That said, I am stuck with this as the university Press of Kentucky thinks it is the best they have ever seen.
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Re: Cover design

Unread postby vince » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:16 am

Mike

Too many bubbles in the bourbon. I think having a rackhouse with maybe a bottle of bourbon and a full glencairn glass sitting on a bourbon barrel may set a better mood. Also, maybe a whiskey thief pouring the bourbon into a glass
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Re: Cover design

Unread postby bourbonv » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:28 am

I sent them this. They are adament on their design.
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Re: Cover design

Unread postby GaryV » Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:06 pm

It looks to me like they're trying to sell to the flavored vodka crowd. Your picture certainly better represents what the book is about (just add an old bottle and a shot glass). Marketing at its finest :?

P.S. I'll be buying the book regardless of the cover
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Re: Cover design

Unread postby vince » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:34 am

Mike

Yours is so much better but regardless, I am buying the book!

Looking forward to it!
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Re: Cover design

Unread postby Bourbon Joe » Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:01 pm

Mike,
I don't like it (I also don't like the University Press). Too modern. Too splashy. Too many bubbles. Keep it simple and they will come.
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Re: Cover design

Unread postby gillmang » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:10 am

The first cover you linked Mike is fine, a very nice design. But why were bubbles shown in the whiskey? This seems atypical of how any whiskey looks in the glass.

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