Peter Johnson approached me to create a book cover for his upcoming debut poetry collection “I Ride Tsunami”. He wanted something that would inspire and intrigue people to pick up the book, as well as the cover to remain relatively abstract.
I chose darker colours to represent the dark night of the soul, using the gold embellishments to symbolise the beauty that comes from our darkest moments.
My process gets to the heart of a creative idea so I can bring the vision to life through playful illustration. This includes a face to face meeting (either online or in-person) to ask in-depth questions about the project.
Front cover of collection
Back cover of collection