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UK Mistborn Cover Art
« on: July 15, 2009, 01:33:19 PM »
Stumbled across this over at A Dribble of Ink.  What do you think?

http://aidanmoher.com/blog/?p=1270

I like them!  I wish whoever is in charge of designing covers in the UK would come over and work in the US.
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Re: UK Mistborn Cover Art
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2009, 03:32:55 PM »
i like the 1st and the 3rd ones. i do agree with the comments thought that it is pretty cheap that the 3rd is just a zoom in of the 2nd. a good way to cut costs i guess.
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Re: UK Mistborn Cover Art
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2009, 04:42:10 PM »
Huh, I'd seen the first one but not the other two.
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2009, 04:43:28 PM »
I don't like them. Don't really know why, they just don't appeal to me.
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Re: UK Mistborn Cover Art
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2009, 06:37:42 PM »
They look like high school art crap to me.

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Re: UK Mistborn Cover Art
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2009, 07:04:22 PM »
Yeah I like the US versions better. Now the new WoT cover on the otherhand....yeah I'll go with the minimalist take that the UK used.
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Re: UK Mistborn Cover Art
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2009, 07:24:12 PM »
I'm not too much of a fan of those covers at all. The Mass Paperback for the US are pretty good, but I absolutely love the US hardback covers for the Mistborn books, those are just my style.
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Re: UK Mistborn Cover Art
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2009, 07:47:25 PM »
Please.  They're Renaissance masterpieces compared to the new WoT cover.


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Re: UK Mistborn Cover Art
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2009, 07:47:47 PM »
I really love how the mists are rendered in this version. 2 and 3 are stronger covers, in my opinion. Final Empire's cityscape looks immensely childish with this art style. Vin looks much better.

Interesting how "The Final Empire" is emphasized over "Mistborn". All the US versions emphasize Mistborn more.
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Re: UK Mistborn Cover Art
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2009, 07:50:04 PM »
I really love how the mists are rendered in this version. 2 and 3 are stronger covers, in my opinion. Final Empire's cityscape looks immensely childish with this art style. Vin looks much better.

Interesting how "The Final Empire" is emphasized over "Mistborn". All the US versions emphasize Mistborn more.

That's because they want to emphasize on Mistborn over each individual book, which makes it easier to relagate during conversations with people about the series who haven't read the series. Or it could be that the publishers here just like to make text big.
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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2009, 08:07:17 PM »
Hmmm. That's funny. Because the US versions emphasize Mistborn more than the Final Empire, I've always just called the first book 'Mistborn.' I do know people who call it 'The Final Empire,' and it always weirds me out.
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Re: UK Mistborn Cover Art
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2009, 03:00:57 PM »
I'm in the UK and I've ordered all the books off of Amazon and never seen one of those covers. My Hero of Ages looks like this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/images/0765316897/sr=8-2/qid=124775271/ref=dp_image_text_0?ie=UTF8&n=266239&s=books&qid=1247752719&sr=8-2

And I have to say, it's a great looking cover too.

As to those images you posted, what's up with the second cover? What the hell kind of swords does Vin have? They look like short Katanas, not glass daggers or Koloss swords.

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Re: UK Mistborn Cover Art
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2009, 09:41:46 PM »
Zimra the one you linked is the US version—you can often get versions from other countries on Amazon. The new UK version will have UK spellings and quote marks (I believe).
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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2009, 11:35:09 PM »
Thanks Ookla. This is one case where I'm happy I got the American covers, they're pretty good.

Now I just have to hope Amazon stocks the UK WOT cover, I don't want KHHHHAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNN staring at me every time I put the book down.

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« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2009, 04:31:24 AM »
Heh heh heh. Don't worry about that. Amazon will have the UK version of The Gathering Storm day and date with the US version.
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