Sam Ailey is a designer and illustrator living and working in South East London, whose work is characterised by rough lines, bright colours and expressive characters.
Sam says: The cover is a wobbly portrait of the Barbican's iconic Shakespeare Tower. The complex has a divisive aesthetic, but since moving to London five years ago I've developed an appreciation for the brutalist phase of its architectural history. I'm still feel like I've been transported to some dystopian other world whenever I visit, but there's also a wonderful calming atmosphere that washes over you as the concrete blocks out the rest of the city. I wanted to capture a bit of both those feelings in my illustration.