Michael Cunningham wrote The Hours, which is a book I very much enjoyed. But that’s not the only reason I want to get my hands on his newest book, A Wild Swan. I’m going to read A Wild Swan at least partly because of its illustrations, including that captivating cover by Yuko Shimizu.
I love it when publishers take the extra step to make a physical book into a beautiful object.
Shimizu is a well-known illustrator, and she’s started posting a look at the design process for A Wild Swan on her website, here. Seeing how she drew and inked the cover illustration is fascinating.