To keep some visual continuity between this book and the last, I used the same illustration style—ink drawing with digital watercolor.
The mystery and marvel of space travel was never greater than at the height of the space age in the 1960s. Images, color palettes, and type from this period inspired the cover.
As with Miracle Motors I tried to integrate the title with the illustration. In this case, the title (which doubles as the name of a school) would be on the rocket itself, as if this rocket were driving school property (complete with “student driver” stickers). I settled on a long thin rocket because it seemed less “cartoonish” and more closely resembled an actual rocket. It also accommodated the length of the title.