Just today, the UK’s Vintage Books released a set of six redesigned versions of novels from Jeanette Winterson’s backlist, created by Vintage’s senior designer. Now, while Vintage does often put out great designs, these are not great. They are bad. They are lazy and hard to look at and don’t reflect any of the beauty and complexity of Winterson’s prose, nor her ideas — at least in this reader’s opinion. It’s always unfortunate when books are redesigned and their covers end up worse, but it’s particularly bad when those books are beloved — who wants to be caught clutching that bizarre orange monstrosity to their chest? After the jump, a list of sadly terrible book cover redesigns to avoid on books that should be read.
Really, a big orange? Stop. See more here.