Monday, October 19, 2009

Why Flying Children?

Art departments in publishing firms must follow trends.

Consider the following:

Come Back: A Mother and Daughter's Journey Through Hell and Back, by Claire Fontaine

Come Back: A Mother and Daughter's Journey Through Hell and Back


And
The Middle Place, by Kelly Corrigan

The Middle Place


And
The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb

The Hour I First Believed (P.S.)

I guess the Madison Avenue big wigs (who certainly know more than I) sit around a big, expensive table and answer questions like, “Hey, I’ve got a great idea – I think pictures of children floating in air will really convey the essence of this book – whaddya think?"