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The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Judging a Book...
Here some more background on the design of the new cover for Plowing from the Canon Press Blog:

Another cover that went through several revisions was Plowing in Hope written by David Hegeman. Once we eliminated the idea of a cello in the middle of a plowed field, simply because it was winter and the chance of finding a dirt field that wasn’t buried under snow was slim to none, David came up with the new concept. I wanted Brussels Sprouts on the cover and David initially stacked them on the picture frame. But he just couldn’t wrap his head around it, so you’ll now find a lone sprout on the back cover under a lighted pedestal. Here’s the little snippet from Plowing in Hope on The Brussels Sprouts Syndrome that captured my attention. If you look closely, you can see the Brussels Sprout on the white pedestal in the picture on the left.

The "David" here is David Dalbey. You can read the designer's thoughts on other cover changes as well.