Mary Hemmingway-Emrich Graphic Designer Flappers and Philosophers By F. Scott Fitzgerald I chose to recreate this book cover solely because I love the era in which this book was written. For me, the Art Deco / Nouveau time periods were all about style. A very beautiful style where every detail was perfected in its shape and color. Very graphic and filled with exquisite texture. Marcie Bolton Photographer Ulysses By James Joyce Being a lover of singer Kate Bush, and her album "The Sensual World," I chose James Joyce's Ulysses to make a book cover about. Bush used part of Molly Bloom's soliloquy in her song "Flower Of the Mountain"....and was granted permission by the Joyce Estate to do so 20 years after requesting to use the material (after many failed attempts). Connections between artists and their work and inspirations always intrigue me. Riley Walker Designer The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson Many pieces of classic horror literature have been mainstays of pop culture for decades. Vampires, zombies, and all manor of goulish characters manage to creep their way into modern movies, books, and television. However, the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde remains relatively untouched by today's entertainment industry. What drew me to this book initially was the idea of transformation - I had a few early ideas about creating two separate book covers representing both sides of Jekyll's personality. The final design is an adaptation of that idea, meant to show that danger lurks just below the surface, but that it might not be visible at first glance. Ally Chapel Art Gallery Administrator/Designer Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte I have read Wuthering Heights and the aspect that resonated with me most were the women. A woman in distress is often depicted on the covers of this novel and instead of focusing on her, I decided to focus on the role of the women in Wuthering Heights--or rather, the lack there of. All of the women that become involved with the masters of the house are woven into the fabric of the manor. The women are merely pawns in the men's game but it is through them that we feel the emotion of the story. I decided to needlepoint this re-cover because it was one of the few activities women could do. I think it's worth mentioning that the author of this book is a woman, which is particularly rare for her time. I imagine the women taking their place on a chair in a high room of the manor, looking out the window as the men play their game. Julie Howard Designer Aesops’ Fables By Aesop My father read these stories to us when we were little, but I don't remember any of them clearly. Still I pictured something exotic, foreign, so I used an Indian screen of my grandparents for the background, with fabric block print designs in each corner. And to contrast old with new - the animal alphabet font filled with jewel tone gradients. I hope the cover feels like it holds treasures inside. Jody Chapel Artist/Designer/Art Teacher The Awakening By Kate Chopin I was put on bed rest when I was pregnant with my second child. A good friend dropped off a care package for me that included the novel, The Awakening, written in 1880. My friend explained that it had been suggested (or given) to her by another friend. As I read it I started to recognize a bit of myself in Edna, the main character. Edna was a woman who was discovering herself as an individual apart from her husband and children. I thought it was an odd choice of a book to suggest for a pregnant woman. Regardless, I was struck by the thought of how lucky I was to be born in a time when I could be both an individual person and a mother. I have thought about this story since I read it over 19 years ago and rereading it only made me appreciate it and the author even more.