The first time I saw the jacket for Dave Cullen's COLUMBINE, I was stunned.
As an agent, I tend to notice when the author's name is not on the cover. But the vibe of the jacket is so haunting in its austerity, I soon began to think it was genius. Now I see it everywhere - its simplicity, its color scheme, its moody quality. I see these jackets and think of Columbine.
Last week in the Comments, Jane Hammons
wrote in that designer Henry Sene Yee
has a great blog where he describes his creative process and all the politics that go into book cover designs. As it turns out, Yee is behind the COLUMBINE jacket. Read about his decision making process for this cover here
. The book recently went to #3 on the New York Times