Pilgrim At Tinker Creek Book Cover

I'm currently working through another Skillshare class project to redesign the cover of our favorite book.  I love love love Annie Dillard's, Pilgrim At Tinker Creek.  Reading her sentences are like enjoying a dark chocolate or dark beer - rich and satisfying in small amounts at a time.  All that to say, I thought I would combine both this project and the other and kill two birds with one stone.  All the past covers of this book are horrendous so I'm really excited to see how it might be done through hand-lettering.

Early thoughts and sketches...

Word Associations: discovery, wonder, journey, woods, natural, soft & hard, organic, rustic, passion, road, winding, watch, hammer, bridge

Immediately thought of combining hard and soft, script and serif....and have been super inspired by old vintage seals and stamps and patches and hiking/camping memorbilia...

An early idea of a possible approach after doing some of the initial sketch exercises:

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