I designed Softcover for Natural History Press (a press I run with Super Friend, Natalie Lyalin) and Monica Fambrough. While I am very happy with the cover—especially how it looks on the cover stock—it hardly holds a torch to the awesomeness inside.
When designing the cover, Monica pointed towards vintage Cuban book cover art. I borrowed a lot from the color palettes I enjoyed in those covers and slowly narrowed it down to what you see here. The end design that Monica chose was one of the simplest, but I think it was also one of the most striking.
Huge thanks to Monica for allowing me to take part in sharing her stellar work with the world.