Thursday, February 7, 2013

Rebrand of Green Gables

Via Amazon

Canada is a-Twitter over this new release of the national classic Anne of Green Gables series. For some reason the publisher, Amazon's CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, decided to present the iconic Edwardian redhead as a buxom blonde modern cowgirl.

I guess the designer (and whoever approved the cover) didn't read much of the series.

From the beginning Chapter Two:
Matthew was not looking at her and would not have seen what she was really like if he had been, but an ordinary observer would have seen this: A child of about eleven, garbed in a very short, very tight, very ugly dress of yellowish-gray wincey. She wore a faded brown sailor hat and beneath the hat, extending down her back, were two braids of very thick, decidedly red hair. Her face was small, white and thin, also much freckled; her mouth was large and so were her eyes, which looked green in some lights and moods and gray in others.
Apparently the designer had never been to PEI, or seen another Anne book cover, or doll, or TV show, or movie...

But hey! Why let classic children's literature get in the way of "sex sells"?

1 comment:

  1. Thought it might be P0rn. Out of luck.