From July 15, 2013
I’ve noticed that everything is beginning to look the same. The whole world seems to be growing increasingly generic. Is there no originality left? Or is it that items which are at first unique, are copied over and and over until they become commonplace?
Or….is it me?
I’m all for recycling items to prevent waste, but some things can only be repeated so many times before they become insipid. I work at a library, so of course one of the first things I noticed was book covers. Pick a theme – any theme- and I’ll show you a jillion copies of the same thing.
Take the original book cover for Twilight by Stephenie Meyers for instance:
The popularity of this series has spawned endless copy-cats. This theme is used to sell new books as well as revamping (pun intended) the look of older classics.
It’s even used to sell products and services.
But, wait a minute…did this theme really originate with Twilight?
Pick another book cover theme…