The cover image for Don Coyote De La Merika, by the fantastic Kit Foster, recently gained some very cool accolades that I had to share, from over at www.thebookdesigner.com: “JF: The very talented Kit Foster is an expert at combining illustration and typography, as in this cover in the same style as a companion book by the same author.”
Very cool! For the record, I must agree. I love those covers (for Coyote and Persephone)–and in particular, the striking cutout/silhouette effect, and the way in which the typography is so integrated with the illustration itself. The two elements combine to form a truly eye-catching whole. I also love the way Kit worked in the story elements of the wind turbines (as an aside: my husband suggested I call the story “tilting at wind turbines”, but I decided to take it in a different direction), as well as the two main characters, Silende and Coyote, with Coyote looming so enigmatically in the foreground.