Note: For this entire week I am going to be blogging about the various Indian history books I read recently so be prepared ! 🙂
I usually don’t discuss book covers as much as some other blogs do but this is something I wanted to write on and get your opinion.
First check out these 2 book covers
What do you think ?
Personally I wasn’t fond of the covers at all. For one thing they just don’t seem like a lot of work went in and the design itself is too literal. Its as if they looked at the titles and said “Just put a pre-partition map for one and a post-partition map of India for the other”. Sure there are other elements present but the maps dominate and I don’t think they are necessary at all.
The one on the left is slightly better but look once again at the right-hand one. Why are there silhouettes of street lights, trees and random people, running right across the center ? What are they trying to convey ? We had these even before independence right ? 😐
Now consider this
Now this one I actually liked 🙂 Its not too literal but more importantly, it is as accurate as it gets 😀 Every one in India would have gone through this chaos at some point in their lives – I know I have ! If you look closely, some of the signboards are quite hilarious too. You can check out more such amazing photos by the same photographer in his blog here.
What do you think ? 🙂 Agree ? Disagree ? How would you design the first 2 if given the chance ?