The Wild Places – Robert Macfarlane

A couple of weeks ago, whilst rambling through the wild flower-strewn grazing lands of the Mendip Hills just south of Bristol, a friend told me I must read Robert Macfarlane’s The Wild Places. I received the book yesterday and immediately got to it.

Ten pages in, I began to feel unusually torn: Macfarlane’s writing is evocative and luring, yet with each page I turn I want to drop the book and venture out into the wild. This is a compliment, no doubt, to an author and a book that, based on the first chapter alone, must be read by anyone with an ounce of longing for the wilderness running through their veins.

The Wild Places, Robert Macfarlane

The Wild Places, Robert Macfarlane

Colour in Nature – book cover design

A Walk to the Water cover design

Dear readers,

Having considered your comments from the previous posts – Cover design and Cover design – an amalgamation experiment – I have now come up with this new front cover design for A Walk to the Water.

The aim was to comprise elements from the three previous works (see below for reference): Colour, companionship, walking, adventure, nature and art. Your advice on the matter has been invaluable, and, should you have a few spare minutes, I would love to hear your thoughts on this new design.

The previous design ideas:

A Walk to the Water - painted cover - trees A Walk to the Water cover design A Walk tot he Water cover design

Thank you, again.

Cover Design – an amalgamation experiment

A Walk to the Water - painted cover - trees

As if I hadn’t already asked enough of you…here is another book cover design. After assessing the comments from the previous cover design post, I feel this comprises elements from both. Below is a reminder of the two previous images.

A Walk tot he Water cover design   A Walk to the Water cover design

If you have any thoughts, I would love to hear them. Thank you and enjoy your day.