Hey! They stole my book cover!

September 5, 2013

Remember at the start of the year, Matt and I had a contest to design a cover for a random book in half an hour? I came up with this:


Well, today I saw that my wife is reading Abraham Vergese’s novel Cutting for Stone (which, for what it’s worth, she says is very good). Here’s the cover:


You can’t tell me that‘s a coincidence.


6 Responses to “Hey! They stole my book cover!”

  1. Vertebrat Says:

    Sunset pictures are pretty common covers, and red/orange/white text looks good on them. Anansi Boys, for example, has pretty much the same thing plus a spiderweb.

  2. Mike Taylor Says:

    Ha! Neil Gaiman stole my cover!

  3. Vertebrat Says:

    …and was so rude as to publish it six years earlier!

  4. Mike Taylor Says:

    Well, he was covering his tracks, wasn’t he? Creating plausible deniability.

  5. Nathan Myers Says:

    Without the Copperplate Gothic lettering, you have no case.

  6. Mike Taylor Says:

    Like I said in the original post: “One important lesson I learned is that I need to figure out how the get GIMP on my Mac to recognise more fonts — it has a tiny selection, and all the sans-serif ones look like they’re straight out of a PowerPoint presentation.”

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