Who the hell is Gail Doobinin???

Why, probably only the most influential literature cover art designer of all time, that’s who!

For those unfamiliar with the name, these are probably the most most notable examples of Gail’s cover art design:

If, by some miracle you haven’t seen these specific books under the rock beneath which you reside, then you may have seen another tome with a very similar cover.

Or two.

Or three.

Or… I dunno… SEEMINGLY EVERY SINGLE BOOK THAT HITS THE SHELVES THESE DAYS, EVEN THOSE THAT DON’T CONTAIN LAME ABSTINENT VAMPIRES!!!

Ladies and gentlemen, Exhibit A

That’s right. It’s not just the contemporary novels aimed at 16-year-old girls shamelessly mimicing ‘Twilight’. Now publishers are really going old school.

And if that doesn’t prove the lack of creativity when it comes to marketing ‘literature’…

Annnndddd… Exhibit B

That’d be bad vampire fiction released 10 freakin years before ‘Twilight’, now with a clever new cover.

My kingdom for a new design template!

Because if the cover of the 2010 Ricky Ponting Captain’s Diary features a bloody, red, dripping cricket ball against a flat black backdrop, I may just lose my mind up in this Borders store…

BPM

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