For this project I needed to make the cover an exciting and enticing hook for all the many different stories within. I needed some kind of signpost to the enchantments, so I used an actual signpost. For both the front and back covers I reinterpreted two actual signposts that can be found in the Greater Los Angeles area. For the background I wanted to hint at the dark forests, winding paths and unusual settings children might find in the stories. To do this I used photoshop to alter the reality of an image of the Alps which includes a little wooden hut in the foreground, unknown mountains and forests. I used hand drawn text throughout as a device to make children comfortable but also to be more human than 'perfect' type hinting at the personal messages that some of the stories carry.