Patent similarities: U2 & Brothomstates album coversBy Ángel Domínguez
This one will be quick and (for the most part) painless. I read an article about the new album by U2 (wich, by the way, will be released the 27th of February) and it has a paragraph about how revolutionary (*ahem!*) the cover design is, since the name of the band or the title of the album are nowhere to be seen.
Let’s be honest, if you’re a member of the band U2, you won’t care if the album cover doesn’t feature any text at all, people will probably buy them all the same… But! If your band is called Brothomstates, releasing an album with no text at all in the cover is a tad more daring, although in both cases the cover serves the purpose of catching the attention of the potential buyers and make them wonder what that album is. By the way, this particular Brothomstates album is called “Claro“, and it’s worth noting the title of one the songs is “-”. Yes, only a hyphen; now try to beat that, U2!
Is it just me or both covers are actually quite similar? And, while we’re at it, could you tell which is what?
Over the last few months I’ve also seen several book covers without a title of the name of the author – that’s something daring! I can almost see the executive at the publishing house shivering at the mere thought of releasing a book with a cover that has no text at all. But this will be the subject of a nother post…