Purpose-driven Life Art
Here is the front cover of The Purpose-driven Life: What on Earth am I Here For? written by Rick Warren (2002). The oak tree with exposed roots is a scraperboard by Michael Halbert. In fact two scraperboards: one showed the tree, the other the roots. Michael combined them to fit the author's concept and, unusually, sold the rights to the combined work so that it could be used in spinoffs planned by the author. The book spent 238 weeks on USA TODAY's best-seller list and became the best selling non-fiction hardback in history. Click the title link to read Michael's account of this unusual and most successful commercial art project.