Yewande Omotoso, published by Modjaji Books. Book and cover design by Bitscape Design, cover drawing by me.
The main character in the book spends a lot of time walking around Salt River and Observatory; he buys flower seeds, he notices plants. It was just that time of year here when every crack and crevice in the pavement erupts with tiny green leaves (before the sun burns everything to paper again). I'd been toying with a fabric design celebrating these green lines when the book cover brief arrived, and it seemed too perfect not to use right away.
Research involved running around Obs one morning with a camera, snapping pavements.