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I’ve produced another cover for the Bike to Work Book and, as I’m a glutton for punishment, I’m again seeking feedback. I’ve done this before: here, here and here. I got lots of excellent comments, but no cover consensus.
There are large images of all the test covers here on Flickr.
Above is my current fave (here it is larger). I designed it after I did the voting panels below. I made the changes thanks to suggestions that the two covers below are too dark and remind folks of night-time riding, not commuting. I also took on board comments about the ‘to’ not being big enough, made the ‘work’ into a tint of black, and replaced some of the darker images with brighter ones:
The abstract image is by Mikael Colville-Anderson of Copenhagenize.com. He’s also one of the contributors in the book, alongside other experts such as Marc van Woudenberg of Amsterdamize.com and basket-making bike blogger David Hembrow. Mikael also took three of the pix on the updated cover.
I’d appreciate any feedback on these latest test covers. I’m also inviting a public vote so even those who don’t want to comment can, sort of, have their say. A poll with all the covers visible - er, except the one above - can be found here.
The same poll can be found below in Widget form, although you have to click in to see the covers (if you like the image above best, click ‘none of the above’ and state you like Version 7):
Here’s another, tweaked version of the cover: