This cover is part of a series using silhouettes as a main theme. I chose to use silhouettes as a uniting theme because of their historical use in posters, as well as the fact that it makes for strong imagery and lends itself to be easily recognized.
I used a silhouette of Quasimodo on a background of one of the rose windows from the Notre Dame cathedral. The gritty look, and fractured stained glass alludes to the state of disrepair of the cathedral itself and abandonment of the stained glass mentioned in the book. I wanted to portray that idea of abandonment and isolation, through both the window and the dejected, bowing silhouette of Quasimodo. Purple is the primary color used in the cover, because it's had associations with the Virgin Mary, the namesake of the cathedra, and it is also a liturgical color in the Church that can symbolize pain and suffering. — Josh Frederick