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Snap. Snap, I say.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted ‘booktwins’ here on the blog, but this pairing strikes me as pretty blatant.

They’re presented in what I believe to be chronological order, if you know what I’m saying…


Oh, It’ll Take A Photo To Separate Those Two Drivers

Two recent films about motor racing, but sharing, it seems, one design:

Yes, I Know: The Only Frequent Thing About This Blog Is This Kind Of Posting

A Buffy image, from the best part of a decade ago, and the cover of a vampire book which I saw on the shelves just today.


Should Really Get Someone Else To Help Lace Up, Like That Bit In Titanic

The book was released a month or two ago, and the film’s just come out.

So, if you’re a fan of fiction involving people wearing tightly-fastened masks, it’s a good time for you.

And you might want to chat to a medical professional about that. There’s a lot of interesting other stuff out there.

Okay, You Two, Level With Me – Are You A Couple, Or Not? Yes Or No? What Is Your Situation, Eh?

Tch, I should have known better than to try to get a straight answer out of a book-TV pairing.

Got A Book About How To Break Away From The 9-5? Need To Design A Cover For It?

Stick some text at the top, a silhouette of someone reclining in a palm-tree supported hammock (make sure they have one leg crooked), and you’re done.

Take the rest of the day off. Again.

Got A Film With The Word ‘Boy’ In The Title? Need To Do Some Marketing For It?

Blue background, title in big yellow letters, and your lead character front and centre.

Job done, take the rest of the day off.

What A Difference A Hyphen Makes

For some years since the character came into the public domain, the world of literature has seen a number of books featuring Dracula, such as this one from 1997:

As you may have read, last year the Stoker estate authorised a sequel, co-written by Abraham’s great grand nephew Dacre.

Strange, then, the choice of title for it…

Ah well.

I Think I’ll Get Some Pick N Mix Too

Obviously, it’s subliminal advertising – you know they make more money from selling snacks than from sales of cinema tickets?

Two Comic Covers From 1984

Normally, I’d suggest plagiarism, but these were both drawn by the same chap (Brian Bolland), so I’ll just chalk it up to a similar approach taken to both the pieces of work.

No criticism here at all, by the way; Bolland’s an absolute master of comic art: if you want clean lines, he’s yer artist. And I particularly like the way that the design plays on the left-to-right approach to reading, drawing the eye across the image to make you wonder just who or what is firing at the characters.

Anyway, this slight coincidence freaked out my 13-year-old self, so I thought I’d share it.

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