Rich’s Bridge Cover Direction for LOVE FORTUNES AND OTHER DISASTERS

Our cover designers have created some amazing cover directions for LOVE FORTUNES AND OTHER DISASTERS by Kimberly Karalius, and we’re counting on you to choose which one actually goes on the book! We know it’s a big decision, so today we’ve asked Creative Director Rich D. to share the story behind this gorgeous cover approach:

Bridge Cover

This approach is still rough and incomplete, but we all felt strongly that the idea could really work for the book. I had been working on the idea of a labyrinth in the shape of a heart, but it just wasn’t coming together…Then, at two in the morning, I suddenly got the idea of turning the labyrinth into the levels of the town. The bridge at the bottom is pulled from one of Fallon and Sebastian’s early scenes together, but might, in a more final version become Nico’s love tunnel. I’d also love to weave more elements of the story, like charms and kisses, etc. into the design, ideally with an almost cut paper feel. I strongly feel that something like that could be perfect for the charming, whimsical magical realism that this story holds.

If you love what Rich is doing here, let us know by leaving a comment and voting for this cover direction. And remember, this is a cover direction, not the final cover, so if you have suggestions for making it even more Swoonworthy, share it in the comments!



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