“We can be heroes just for one day.”-David Bowie
When I was describing the art I wanted to my book cover designer, I said I wanted a rock star, but not any rock star. He had to embody theatricality and glamour. I wanted a figure who played with his identity, who created a persona that inspired imagination and fantasy in his audiences. Someone whose public self was as much a work of art as was his music. The early draft came back with a long-haired, Woodstock-esque figure.
“Like David Bowie.” I explained.
The designer then understood exactly what I meant.