I thought I’d take a minute to let you know why I think the cover design for John’s new book The Fault in our Stars is brilliant. I am almost as dismayed by the negative responses to the cover as I was impressed by the amazingly wonderful designs submitted by many of you earlier…
In light of the coverflipping discussion on tumblr:
It’s worth remembering that when I announced the cover for The Fault in Our Stars, everyone hated it.
“The design is too minimalistic and everyone does judge a book by its cover.”
“This just feels so bland and unimaginative.”
“No one likes the cover John.”
“After all the nerdfighteria designed covers on Fishingboatproceeds, this cover is hideous, so bleeh, so uninspired, I am going to paste a high quality print of one of the best fan created covers on my preordered copy. 3rd graders have done better covers in art class. In fact I ask an elementary art teacher friend of mine to get her best students on this project. TFIOS deserved a better dust jacket.”
These are comments from my announcement of the cover, which was met with such widespread disgust that I enlisted my lovely wife to defend the cover on her tumblr in hopes of quieting the storm. There are literally thousands of negative comments about the cover in the comments for that video. In six and a half years, no other vlogbrothers video has ever received such negative feedback.
don’t worry, john. plenty of us that still hate that cover. why not have an illustration on the cover? there aren’t nearly enough of those anymore. they’re all either giant text (like the tfios cover) or photos (like your other books’ covers).
This is actually brilliant.
This is the only John Green cameo I’ll get behind.
pleasepleaseplease. also, i’m going to be really upset if they don’t actually film on location for castleton and the indianapolis airport.
And remember when the cover of The Fault in Our Stars was released and it seemed like nobody liked it. It doesn’t seem like nobody liked it anymore.
Don’t worry Hank. I still don’t like it.
there are plenty of us out there still, hank. i actually prefer the black binding to the cover (which was thrown out long ago). i miss having illustrations on the cover of books instead of just text or photos.
when you’re watching your favorite show and they mention the place where you live or somewhere near it and your just like
This gif is accurate. I live in Kansas. /And Sam and Dean were born there so…
ME WHEN I WAS READING TFIOS