New Cover for TBLP
Well, after much debate and some last minute tweaking, here’s the new cover of TBLP. It’s quite a bit different from the version I submitted but if you look closely, all of the original elements are still there. The photo is the same, although it’s been treated and turned into what looks more like a painting than a photo. The line drawing of the hovercraft is the same and the typeface is also the same. Finally, the Allan Rock quotation stays on the front. While much has stayed the same, it does look quite a bit different.
The designer had a change of heart and decided to keep the hovercraft plans front and centre. I confess that I wasn’t too keen on the new design when I first saw the designer’s first crack at it a week or so ago. However, this second iteration is much better and is quickly growing on me.
Next step, layout of the book and proofreading. If all goes well, I’ll be holding the printed book in my hands in about 10 weeks. (Shortly after that, I hope you’ll be holding in your hands!)
I imagine this new cover will take some getting used to, particularly if you liked the original as much as I did. But I’m getting there…