I am so excited to finally be sharing my cover of GILDED with THE WORLD. I’ve been holding onto it in secret for far too long.
One of the elements that this cover has is the Korean lattice work along the borders.
If you travel throughout Korea, you’ll see this same lattice work in the windows of wealthy homes, palaces, and temples. Wooden window frames create beautiful effects on door, allowed light inside and yet offered protection. Koreans would often place rice paper (hanji) over the frames for ascetics, warmth and privacy.
In the cover of GILDED, the frame bordering the cover depicts this same Korean cultural effect. I love how the gold ties in with the title as well and really gives the cover a complete, finished feel.
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