Thursday, April 27, 2006

Pandora's Box: Let's begin

What does this blog have to do with cover art? Nothing, really--other than the occasional slam of a POD here and there.

But I have had so many discussions over the years about covers that it is worth bring up now and again(writers are very sensitive about the way their books look; book covers are the sexy clothes that hide the imperfect bodies underneath.)

Think the McCafferty/Weiner covers were similar? What about these two babies. The image on the left is from Will Clarke's DON'T ABUSE THE MUSE (published May 2004) and the image on the right is from Collective Soul's YOUTH cd (released November 2004.)

Now, I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to art, so these may be knock-offs of some famous piece of work (and, if so, I will no doubt hear from the masses.) But seriously, this is some serious copyright infringement (or whatever) on the part of Collective Soul (or whoever.) Or maybe it was just stock photography, purchased but never retired. Who knows. But it's nice to know a self-published book beat an industry giant, in any case.