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    I have to think it is just a placeholder and not the final cover art.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoCverA View Post
    Yeah, I have to say that the cover misses the mark. You had the right idea with the black and gold but the art just sucks the life of it. Nice big "Neo-Geo" logo in gold foil on the black would have been infinitely better, clean and simple.
    Your description is very close to what is the current design to the slip case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Mort View Post
    I'd tend to agree. The gold foil logo on black/dark gray would work best, and instantly be recognizable/synonymous with the AES.
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    Not feeling the book cover at all.

    If you wanted to use the "visual" aspect for the cover, I think it would have been better to have done a collage or gotten one of the artists at SNK to draw up some original art.
    Quote Originally Posted by gum_drops View Post
    I have to think it is just a placeholder and not the final cover art.
    So a simple cover with use of black/gold with the Neo-Geo logo is currently in design for the slip case. I agree that this simple design is befitting of the NeoGeo and will appeal to fans of the system./games. An original piece of art from one of the SNK artists was considered but they were unable to commit to providing anything beyond their existing assets.

    I think the challenge is that the ‘standard’ book will be sold as just the book itself and Bitmap Books needs the book to have broader appeal than just the hardcore fans so need an image that is recognisable to those who are perhaps on the periphery – they don’t own a NeoGeo but may be interested to read about it and buy the book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frazer99 View Post
    I think the challenge is that the ‘standard’ book will be sold as just the book itself and Bitmap Books needs the book to have broader appeal than just the hardcore fans so need an image that is recognisable to those who are perhaps on the periphery – they don’t own a NeoGeo but may be interested to read about it and buy the book.
    This is true and KOF is the most widespread brand/image linked to Neogeo for these non hardcore fans.

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    I understand the need to appeal a broad audience, however I'm not sure that kof94 cover is gonna do the job.
    Personally I'm rather unimpressed by it, and would have preferred something along the line of the Super Famicom box collection or the several visual compendium covers.

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    I think you guys got the main cover and slip cover backwards. The main cover should match the rest of the book with grey and gold neo logo. The slip cover should contain the attract art.

    The KOF94 artwork also totally misses the mark for "attractiveness".

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    Most recognizable? That's debatable, for a maximum of badassery there's only one, though: Real Bout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frazer99 View Post
    Short update from Bitmap Books on the NeoGeo Book with an image of the book cover: http://mailchi.mp/bitmapbooks/bitmap...may-newsletter


    Thanks to everyone who has waited patiently for some news about NEOGEO: A VISUAL HISTORY since we announced it back in February.

    We're delighted to say that the book is very nearly complete and currently in the final stages of proofing and checking. Watch this space as we're currently planning a proper update where we can share lots more information and designed pages.

    Pre-orders will open on Monday 5th June and it's on schedule to be released in the late summer.


    Sorry to be negative but...I have to agree, I really don't like the look of this at all. Neo Geo was always a "premium" console and this really does not say premium to anyone - it looks like a magazine cover and not a premium book. This would be a fine picture for the inside of the book, but definitely not for a cover.
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    I would prefer something more toned down, as an example:

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    I tend to disagree to most comment here

    Imho, since its a visual history its cover should be a visual which has a strong link to the neogeo story.
    Not something that "represent", but a visual that is actually a piece of the neo geo story.
    I believe kof94 is ok, and I kinda like the cover as it is actually.

    The main goal of a cover is to tell "how it is gonna talk about the subject". And not "what is the subject".
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    Quote Originally Posted by gum_drops View Post
    I would prefer something more toned down, as an example:

    This is awesome, much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niko View Post
    This is awesome, much better.
    IMO Shinkiro deserves more than any other illustrator, if it comes to a cover about Neo-Geo...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gum_drops View Post
    I would prefer something more toned down, as an example:

    A little bit of class, exactly. The other one looks so low rent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daithidownunder View Post
    it looks like a magazine cover and not a premium book.
    Couldn't have said it better. That's exactly how I feel about it.

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    Since we're talking about Neo Geo AES in 2017 I think I found the appropriate cover..

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    ^ now your talking!!! Lol

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    I don't think the current cover is as bad as some are making it out to be, but I do agree that it's not as representative of the broad selection of titles that were on the system as it could be. I mean, if this were a KOF book I think it'd be fine. But for a Neo Geo book I think a collage like the NES/SNES compendium or the blue and yellow Neo Geo logo would have been better.

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    I'd be more a fan of a straightforward black with gold myself, but it's all about the content really, which will no doubt be up to scratch.

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    They could put a picture of a box of macaroni and cheese on the cover and as long as the content doesn't fail the bottle cut, ice smash, and super death blow I will buy it.

    However, I wish they'd use an illustration or graphic that's more encompassing of SNK Neogeo rather than an image for one particular game that's been overused (though that KOF '94 art is one of my favorites). Can they not commission current or prior SNK artists to do something or do something like this:

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    The MD book is particularly nice, something along those lines would be far more suitable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNK_Pro View Post
    The MD book is particularly nice, something along those lines would be far more suitable.
    Couldn't agree more!


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    How about the NEO GEO logo in gold, nothing else.

    Surely you don't need anything else?


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    You guys should seriously do something about the front cover before it goes to print.

    Listen to the community on this one.
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    This cover is not something I'd leave on my coffee table for my guests to see

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