Open Mic Night – Opinions Please!

Tonight’s post is a little different. I won’t be sharing any excerpts or poems. Instead, I thought I would ask your opinion on a couple of photos which I have chosen for the possible cover of the book of poems I want to publish. Just to refresh your memory, a month or so ago I started toying with the idea of self publishing aย collection of poems I wrote in my late teens/early twenties (I have posted a few of these on previous Open Mic Nights). ย I thought it a good idea that the cover page should reflect the inspiration fromย those days – coffee and cigarettes ๐Ÿ™‚

Well, I am 95% sure I am going to go ahead with it so I had a couple of photos taken that I am thinking of using.. I have posted them below; please give me your opinions. If they don’t look good, do let me know – I’m open to any kind of critique ๐Ÿ™‚


About Virginia

Writer, reader, crossword puzzler and conspiracy theorist.

17 Responses to “Open Mic Night – Opinions Please!”

  1. yourothermotherhere Reply November 20, 2012 at 21:13

    I definitely like the blue one better, but so many people are against smoking these days that the cigarette might be a reason not to buy.


  2. I would suggest the color version (perhaps in b&w? or going for an actual misted or swirl of smoke? effect rather than out of focus on the other) only because I wear glasses and can’t look long at blurred photos.


  3. I personally like bookcover1.1.1.jpg, the black and white photo. It seems, I dunno, more artsy…Plus the cup looks like it holds more coffee, and I am a huge fan of that. The other one seems a bit, bright and cheery. Like an advert for some mood stabilizers from the Pharmaceutical company. The B&W picture seems more in the same tone as the few poems you’ve posted here, so I think that makes it a good match.


  4. I like them both, but I like the one with the blue cup the most. I think the colors are quirky enough to be attention getting. The font for your name is a little hard for me to read, for what that’s worth. Could just be me. Best of luck! I enjoy your blog.


  5. I prefer the colored one (blue cup, red pencil) mainly because the font is so much easier to read. I also like that the words on the page seem to match the font above them.
    In the black/white cover the ‘d’ in ‘mind’ is completely lost, making it difficult to interpret what the title is.


    • Yeah, you’re right. I should tweak the writing on the black and white one – thinking of putting the writing on the cup. My friend shot the coloured one and we added the fonts on her computer, ironically the font is called ‘Virginie’. I’ll see if I can download it and apply it to the b&w one ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. Oooooo, I like both, but, I prefer the black and white one. The only problem is you can’t see your name properly. Would it be better/how would it look with your name and the title on the cup?



  7. I like the black and white one – very artsy. Your name needs to be in white writing ๐Ÿ˜‰


  8. I like the second photo better, but I feel like the text should be a bright white because it’s hard to see what it says. That said, the second one is great otherwise.


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