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Default Colour Strips on HH Book Spines

Quick question, on the spine of the Horus Heresy series each book has a little band of colour along the top - anyone know what it's for?

For example, the first three in the series had a dark red strip, but since then there have been several other colours, though mainly green. Nemesis, the new book has a green strip.

It must mean something... Any ideas?

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No one has any idea. I've had a look and I can't work it out. Apparently the BL have said it's just random...?

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Very strange thing to do if it has no meaning IMO. They changed the metallic colours as well, but I thought that was due to a change in production at the time as there was no obvious reason for the change there.

Odd.

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The answer lies somewhere in the understanding of 4 8 15 16 23 42 - I'm SURE of it
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The change between gold, silver, and bronze lettering is to differentiate between printings- with Gold being the rarest (usually just pre-orders) and so on.
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It means...

Actually, I've forgotten. The art director told me once when I asked, but I didn't really get it.
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I would say they just use whatever color fits with the cover, but Baron has a logical-sounding explanation.


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It means...

Actually, I've forgotten. The art director told me once when I asked, but I didn't really get it.
I'm sure Uncle Vince would know. I'll ask him.

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I thought it was to do with certain books being linked to others within the series, but who knows.
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I would say they just use whatever color fits with the cover, but Baron has a logical-sounding explanation.
Baron's description was for the color of the words on the cover, not the color stripe on the spine of the book. That's really what's in question here.

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