|Camo Girl by Kekla Magoon|
Marketing wants a face on the cover.
You know faces work, insofar as they appeal to your target audience. We're all drawn to faces. But gads, who needs another cover with a stock photo of some model's face? You want to be original.
Kekla Magoon's Camo Girl features a character suffering from vitiligo, a skin pigmentation condition which gives her a blotchy appearance. So, what with image issues in the novel, a face was a natural choice. But this designer cleverly used graphics filters to create the polarized effect on this cover.
Below, more original treatments for the common face:
|Dark Parties by Sara Grant|
(Little, Brown, August 2011)
|Throat by R.A. Nelson|
|Delirium by Lauren Oliver|