Friday, March 5, 2010

Nathan Sawaya built my book cover

That's the official cover above -- so get out your photo printers and your framing equipment. This one's a keeper.

And that's not an optical illusion -- the actual title is made of LEGO bricks. In fact, the whole cover is a LEGO sculpture that sprang from the hands of LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya. He works with plastic bricks the way that others use clay or paint. His collection is currently part of a traveling museum exhibit called "The Art of The Brick," which will challenge your perceptions about the limits of building with LEGO bricks.

This is a perfect encapsulation of something that I noticed while researching the book that continues to fascinate me to this day -- that adults are capable of creating mind-boggling structures and mosaics from such a simple object. So here's to Nathan, I could have not asked for a more unique or interesting cover for my first book.

4 comments:

Dana said...

Amazing! Can't wait to read it.

Deanna said...

Awesome, Jon. Very, very awesome.

NikkiDooDoo said...

Very nice. I hope the quotes on the back do it justice.

Roderick said...

I picked up the book today from B&N... so far, so good.