Totem Tale: A Sighting in D.C.

Near door neighbor Paul Smith and his family spent their recent spring break touring museums in Washington D.C.. This morning, Paul was kind enough to pass along this photo of TOTEM TALE (dead center) as spotted in gift shop of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Thanks Paul!

For added educational interest... This book's cover was originally planned and painted to look like this:

As you can tell in comparison, at some point the publisher decided not to use it. Personally, I like the colors and the more dramatic lighting in this first one, but it wasn't very well concieved for type -- a little too busy for any kind of title in the trees. Live and learn!

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