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Cover to cover: Marijke Friesen on designing The Umbrella Mender

The Umbrella Mender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINAL. Though the previous cover was well-received, it seemed too simple, and didn’t convey the darkness of the book. We all agreed to return to the X-ray concept. Taking a cue from the last version, I suggested using an illustration of the landscape rather than a photograph, which seemed to work much better. Combining elements of earlier iterations left us all feeling as though we finally had the right cover.