This one is another challenge and brings up a common problem for cover designers. When you are presented with a multitude of images to use on a history book - which one or ones do you choose to best represent the book? I almost always try to avoid a collage approach, which author's seem to always suggest, and if possible find one or two that work well together. This book deals with different cultures within Canada as well so that required an added degree of sensitivity. The first sketch with the frying pan was rejected because it seemed to focus too much on the Anglosaxon-Canadian experience. I worked all morning on the new sketch (top), with the Batman soundtrack on full throttle for motivation, and opted for more of a type only approach with a cooking pot that isn't too culturally specific.