Milk Winter by Elizabeth McConaghy
My friend Beth writes essays and short stories. As a surprise to her, Kyle, her husband, wanted me to design a cover for her most recent collection of essays.
The title story, Milk Winter, deals with an unsavory spoiled-milk smell that’s lingering in their car throughout the winter. The cover depicts one of Kyle’s several attempts to purge the car of the smell, with his light footprints being printed (in my dream world) with an aqueous coating to give them a little sheen when tilted in the light.