Friday Face-Off: Standout Font

Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme created by Books by Proxy! Each Friday, we will pit cover against cover while also taking the opportunity to showcase gorgeous artwork and feature some of our favorite book covers. If you want to join the fun, simply choose a book each Friday that fits that week’s predetermined theme, post and compare two or more different covers available for that book, then name your favorite. A list of future weeks’ themes are available at Lynn’s Book Blog.

This week’s theme is:

~ a cover with a STANDOUT FONT

Mogsy’s Pick:

 Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

It is 1956, eleven years after Yael first escaped from the Nazi death camp where she was subjected to horrific human experimentation. Side effects from those experiments left her with an uncanny ability to skinshift—with just one thought, she can take on the appearance of someone else. This has made her central to the Resistance’s plans. Yael’s mission: to win the Axis Tour, the annual intercontinental motorcycle race, by impersonating Adele Wolfe, the only female to have ever entered. As last year’s winner, Adele was granted an audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor’s Ball. But this year when she wins and dances with Hitler again, it will be Yael behind Adele’s face instead, ready with a blade to sink between his ribs.

From left to right:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2015) – Kindle Edition – Orion Children’s Books (2015)

Italian Edition A (2016) – Italian Edition B (2017)

French Edition (2016) – Portuguese Edition (2016) – Greek Edition (2017)



While I am loving the covers with the wolf and motorcycle themes, I think I will have to go with the photorealistic Kindle version for this one. I like that it looks like an old-timey movie poster, and I think being able to see the character’s face sets a great mood for the image.

But what do you think? Which one is your favorite?

21 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Standout Font”

  1. Yeah, first glance I was thinking the third cover 1st row, but the more I look at your choice the more I like it, particularly the tone and colour which changes the photo feel somehow.
    Lynn 😀

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  2. Given your description of the story, I think your choice is perfect: the girl wears motorcycle glasses, and in the background you can see an airship and some Nazi symbols. And I also remember that I had listed this one as a “wanted” book but never got around to it, so thanks for the reminder! 🙂

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  3. I’m leaning towards the Orion Children’s Books edition. Something very striking about the red cover with that dark shadow of the wolf against it, and the white font stands out nicely.

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