Earlier this year I read My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Otessa Moshfegh. Or rather, I listened to it – I’m drawing all of the time, so audiobooks and podcasts are part of my daily routine. Needless to say, I was a big fan of the novel and ended up making an illustration inspired by the cover design.
My Year of Rest and Relaxation first caught my eye when I was visiting this surprisingly cool bookstore in Spring Green, Wisconsin. (Which a great place to visit if you’re into Frank Lloyd Wright). The cover has two primary elements- a neoclassical painting of a seated woman, and neon pink sans serif text. As a lover of book cover design, I was like, “Whoa. That’s some bold shit.”