Cover Design

The beautiful cover for The Shoreline and the Sea was designed by Orlando Weeks and Matt De Jong. Taking various elements from the story – a lighthouse, a moth, a boat, etc. – Orlando set to work carving out rubber stamps of these images. Here is the boat in stamp form for example:

We then set about figuring out the best layout and combination of the stamps on the page. Here are a couple of early ideas that were eventually rejected:

Eventually, we decided to make more of a feature out of the title, arriving on this rough design for the final cover:

Working with Matt de Jong, we then fine-tuned the design, adding the blue lines and arriving at the optimum combination and placement of the stamps on the page to produce the beautiful final cover image.

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