The High Frontier 1986 edition alternate cover illustration

This unused illustration was done for the cover of the1986 Space Studies Institute edition of The High Frontier by Gerard K. O’Neill. I also designed the typography for the cover. In the end, I used an illustration by Pat Rawlings for the finish, but have always liked this image.

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Peter Thorpe

Peter Thorpe has worked as an illustrator and designer since 1976. Best know for his book cover work, he has designed and illustrated hundreds of covers for publishers including HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Warner Books, St. Martin’s Press, and Knopf Doubleday. He also served as the Creative Director of the Space Frontier Foundation from 1988 to 2008, and has a deep interest in space science, exploration and colonization. His rocket paintings, which differ from his commercial work, have become popular with the space community.

This artwork is copyright © Peter Thorpe. All rights reserved.