EW: How did you approach these anniversary covers?
TD: The idea is to celebrate a decade of Spiderwick success and I’ve designed new covers for a new generation of readers. The original books were designed with a nod to classic children’s books of the past. Rich jewel tones dominated the books while a central iconic image focused on one of the heroes in the story. This worked great for the first editions, because the trim size of each book was quite small. The new hardcover editions are larger, allowing more room for more visuals.
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