Collecting the Constellations
is the first novel by author Emily Steers. It’s a fiction novel filled with adventure, treasure, travel, and foreign locales, so we wanted the cover design to reflect that. The “constellations” in the title refers to three stones on the hilt of a dagger, so I used that as the primary illustration. I then created a line illustration-style border to frame the cover and create an impression of fiction and foreign fantasy.