Not all the work you create ends up being used. This book by Douglas Lindsay — first in a series featuring a homicidal barber — didn’t make the cut.

Yet I like it. And while I can often recycle discarded designs, this kind of a specific subject matter limits those opportunities.

What should you do?

Post it. Tweet it. Use it in marketing your services. One picture is worth a thousand words. Somebody will see it. What’s the harm?

The book was since turned into a feature film starring Robert Carlyle and Emma Thompson. And I made several other covers for Douglas, before and after this cover.