This cover took more than a couple of attempts to get it finalized. The first concept made it into the catalogue with reservations from the authors. The second was good to go right up until the cover was about to be sent to printer when it hit a snag as well. I had to come up with something new right away and thought this could work. I went with a strictly graphic approach but it wasn't coming together. Adding the shadows made it come to life as well as the gloss lamination which gives it a bit of extra punch.