I wasn't sure if I was going to purchase this book (the library is my friend) but the cover alone is the reason this book is now a part of my library. I imagine framing the cover for art one day (the book without the jacket is quite lovely too). Another major factor was the blurb from JSF.
For the time being, it sits pretty on my desk (finishing up Catching Fire) and once in awhile my eyes will dart over and a little smiles comes across my face. Yes the cover art makes me smile.
Some other art by Carson Ellis