This month, Michelle Argyle at Melissa Williams Design reimagines the cover of Kindergarten at 60: A Memoir of Teaching in Thailand by Dian Seidel.

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Design Note 1: I like the original cover but wanted to fill some of the empty space. I started by making the title larger so it will be more visible in a thumbnail.

Design Note 2: I like the pink on the original cover, but I felt the color was pushing the book into looking like women’s fiction. I included pink in the title but represent more popular colors of Thailand.

Design Note 3: I decided to style the title text using handwritten, watercolor elements. This helps drive home the experiences of the author working with younger children.

Design Note 4: Moving the author’s name to the top of the book created space to place the awards seals side-by-side at the bottom.

Original Cover