Ever wondered how an art team manages to take something as complex and multifaceted as a book and find just one static image that can represent it for the cover? Well you should, because at times it can be mind-blowing. Take the cover Random House did for Jill Alexander Essbaum’s recent hit, Hausfrau–this video shows the many, many stages it went through until it became the beautiful image we all now know and love.

 

A fun ride, no?

Have you ever read a book and started dreaming about what else the cover could have been for it?