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Cover to cover: Jennifer Lum on designing Tessa McWatt’s Higher Ed


FINAL. Happily, the basic concept was well received. But I hadn’t quite caught the distinctive physicality of the characters. Using descriptions of the two male protagonists, I created some new portraits. I changed one man’s neatly coiffed Beatles haircut to an intentionally unkempt, Hugh Grant–inspired puff. As to the other, I gained quite a bit of insight into the world of male pattern baldness.