Recently the folks at Flavorwire laid out a side-by-side comparison of US and UK book jackets, prompting our friends down the road at the Harvard Book Store to ask “Why are British book covers always so much cooler?”
To that we say “Ouch.” And respectfully offer some side-by-sides of our own, just off the tops of our heads. HUP on the left, UK editions on the right.
So, US versus UK book design...
We like our side of the pond just fine on that front.
In fact, we liked that sheep design up there enough to make a little slideshow about it last year: