Little Bee and Other Book Cover Designs

Posted 19 November 2011 at 2:59 PM | Comments (3)

Every time I happen to glance over at my husband’s nightstand, I deliberately change course and walk over to it. Little Bee, a novel by Chris Cleave, is so enticing in its cover design that I can’t ignore it, even if I tried.

Little Bee, A Novel by Chris Cleave

This morning I finally turned to the book over to see who designed it. It’s Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich, a New York-based graphic designer and illustrator whose portfolio is blowing my mind.

Book Covers Designed by Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich

You know, when I first set out to become a graphic designer, I imagined my career would go in this direction. I certainly had the motivation and I even thought I had the potential. Yet now I feel so far off course that this no longer feels in my reach—or even in my realm.

And I can’t help but ask myself… do I still want it to be?

3 Responses to Little Bee and Other Book Cover Designs

  1. Laura says:

    Just catching up on your entries and really enjoying them! Such a great question you are asking here about what you really want now. Two things I know for certain: 1) your work and vision are beautiful and 2) your work as an awesome mom is vitally important and transformative. With these two facts intersecting, I think you can do anything your heart leads you to do next! And I’m sure you will.

  2. Mojan says:

    Wow, Laura — thank you for your amazing comment. I’m going to have to come back to this every time I feel like motherhood has left a gaping hole in my career. It’s not really a gaping hole, is it? It’s more like a valley — different terrain, but still navigable, and the hilltops are visible from wherever I’m standing. Hugs.

  3. Laura says:

    You are most welcome! I LOVE your reframing of this time as a valley!! I have a feeling there is a lot to explore here 🙂

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