Friday, July 27, 2012

Looaklikes 172

Great case of seeing a before and after of a heavy photoshop job. I think the after (Fury) turned out amazing, hair is so hard to work with and make natural so props to them, plus the vibrancy of it, love it!
 
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hardcover vs Paperback 159






Emily Portman is an up-and-coming New York City editor whose life is everything she imagined it would be. She has a job she loves and a beautiful Upper West Side apartment with her husband, Sandy. But everything changes in one night when Sandy dies in a tragic accident, and soon Emily is stunned to discover that her marriage was made up of lies. Haunted by distorting memories of the man she lost, Emily’s only comfort is a mysterious, scruffy dog named Einstein, who comes into her life at just the right moment—and stands by her side as she confronts her own past, and embarks on finding new and true love.
 
The paperback wins for me by default. What's with the half picture on the hardcover, only half an environment and then black instead of background, very distracting. But either way the dogs are cute!
 
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Friday, July 20, 2012

Lookalikes 171

I think Carrier of the Mark keeps it cleaner with the placement of the title and also the simpler background.
 
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Hardcover vs Paperback 158


Being a hefty, deaf newcomer almost makes Will Halpin the least popular guy at Coaler High. But when he befriends the only guy less popular than him, the dork-namic duo has the smarts and guts to figure out who knocked off the star quarterback. Will can’t hear what’s going on, but he’s a great observer. So, who did it? And why does that guy talk to his fingers? And will the beautiful girl ever notice him? (Okay, so Will’s interested in more than just murder . . .)

Those who prefer their heroes to be not-so-usual and with a side of wiseguy will gobble up this witty, geeks-rule debut.
 
Well I'll say this, the hardcover and paperback are definitely catering to different audiences. The paperback seems to fit better with the description but I love the Scooby-Doo vibe of the hardcover!
 
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Hardcover vs Paperback 157


The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.

Definitely the hardcover this time. The hardcover is already balancing the fine line between ornamental and cluttered and the paperback tips it into cluttered. I love the color palette and I think it is used the best in the hardcover as well. Love the title on the hardcover as well!

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Sunday, July 08, 2012

This Week in Books



1. Soapy Love by Debbie Chialtas (Half Price Books)
2. So Pretty! Crochet by Amy Palanjian (Dick Blick)
3. Rift by Andrea Cremer (Review)
4. Black City Elizabeth Richards (Review)
5. The Innocents by Lil Peloquin (Review)
6. Burning Blue by Paul Griffin (Review)
7. Origin by Jesisca Khoury (Review)
8. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes (Review)
9. Lucid by Adrienne Stoltz and Ron Bass (Review)
10. The Girl with Borrowed Wings by Rinsai Rossetti (Review)
11. Venom by Fiona Paul (Review)
12. The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George (Review)
13. Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer (Gift from Gail)

Friday, July 06, 2012

Lookalikes 170


Hmm I don't think either nails it here. On Bet I like that you see more of the girl but it cuts her off at her neck, very awkward. And Fool's is almost cropped in too much but at least you get some face! I do like the color palette's being used on both though! The fonts, they aren't my favorite for the titles.
 
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Thursday, July 05, 2012

A Very Special Giveaway: Fashion Tape Shapes


 One thing I've always wanted to do on my blog is a bring another piece of my everyday life to you here. And today I get to do that in a form a giveaway. Today I'm giving away a product that I did the packaging design for! 

I work at Hollywood Fashion Secrets as their graphic designer. Recently we re-released an existing product (Special Occasion Tape) with a fun new package design and a new name, Fashion Tape Shapes. I'm really really proud of it, the packaging is super cute and fun to use! I'm hoping to be able to continue doing fun giveaways of products I've worked on in the future. Let me know if you like seeing this type of thing.

One (1) winner will receive:
-Fashion Tape Shapes
Giveaway open to US/CA mailing addresses only
Prize courtesy of Hollywood Fashion Secrets



Can you tell I'm excited with all the pictures lol!

 As a sign of respect, the red carpet is rolled out to welcome VIPs to those fancy galas. But life has a way of throwing in little snafus along the way to those soirees. How about the:
  • Not-noticed-until-you’re-on-your-way fallen hem?
  • The annoying slipping spaghetti strap?
  • The buckling out d├ęcolletage of a strapless gown?
But you need never worry about them again with Secret No. 2, Fashion Tape Shapes™. Now you can face every occasion with cool confidence and poise with our award-winning array of specially designed 3M double-stick strips; including:
  • Trapezoid shapes (4 pieces)-to keep the sides of strapless styles in place
  • Curves (6 pieces)-for fronts of strapless styles
  • Wide strips (6 pieces)-for heavier garments
  • Skinny strips (8 pieces)-for shoe and spaghetti straps 
 If you like what you have seen check us out on website, facebook, twitter and pinterest  
 
HERE'S HOW TO ENTER: 
Fill out the entry form here.

Entries left in the comments of this post will not be counted.
You must be 13 years or older to enter this contest.

The giveaway will end July 13th at 6:59 pm Central Time.

I'm asking for your address straight up. 
I will also email you so you know you have won.
 
I will delete the spreadsheet once I have got the winner's information. 
 

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Hardcover vs Paperback 156



In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city's most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.'s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidently poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she's to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight--at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family. 

Sounds like an interesting story. I've always thought the Hardcover was a bit on the too simple it becomes plain side so maybe the paperback is a better choice. There isn't a whole none going on with the paperback either but it establishes the atmosphere.

Thanks to Gail who suggested this H vs P!
 
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Sunday, July 01, 2012

Press Play: May + June


MAY
Beastly
Ten Inch Hero

JUNE
Tribute
Moonrise Kingdom
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