According to various Web sources, the phrase “you can never tell a book by its cover” first appeared in print back in 1946 in the novel Murder in the Glass Room, by Edwin Rolfe and Lester Fuller. But in the case of Blue Thread, I’d like to think that the contents does justice to the book’s beautifully designed exterior. Here’s a shout out to Kelsey Klockenteger, who won Ooligan’s cover design competition for Blue Thread.
And here’s the inside story of the outside of the book, as told by Kelsey herself:
“I started designing the cover of Blue Thread by reading the manuscript and taking notes and doodling. Some of the images I played with were blue threads on yellow backgrounds, bowls of licorice, and teddy bears. But I kept coming back to the yellow ribbon. It was a strong image. After deciding to place it on a coat lapel, I set out to research clothing from the time period. […]Continue reading