I was happy to receive this novel in a package today and couldn’t resist snapping a picture (apologies for the craptacular chromatic aberration). I’ve always been fascinated by this cover.
I consider this another one of those genius pieces. When a designer works multiple ideas and concepts to make them fluid, it just makes my heart sing. My eyes first went to the two sisters, then the wolf, then the title. I’d be interested in seeing prior illustrations and its development from there to this final solid piece.
One thing to note is the type choice for “isters” and “ed” in the title. I think it’s a little too close to Papyrus for my fancy. But that’s me just picking.
Although I did dig it on the spine: