Tuesday 6 May 2008

The White Dress

Something that has cropped up a number of times on recent covers of literary fiction is the white dress. Could this be the lit-fiction equivalent of women's shoes on chick-lit covers? Presumably its main attraction for the designer is that an expanse of white on a book cover is perfect as a place to put the (inevitably red and black) text.

A fistful of mucky food is obviously an optional extra.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thought of this post when I saw James Long's novel Ferney in a shop at the weekend.