Whether the temperature agrees with us or not, spring officially starts on March 20.
Elling Lien put the cover together. The tree was traced from a photo, and the bird was copied from an old book of illustration. The background pattern was made from an image of rusty sheet metal.
“The leaves are transparent green because they’re more wishful thinking than anything,” Elling says. “And the bird isn’t flying into the tree to make a nest, it’s flying to keep from freezing to death.”
He dedicates this cover to the starlings who live in his neighbour’s roof.