'Who in the world am I?' Ah, that’s the great puzzle!
The original Tenniel drawings seemed the ideal basis for the cover design as they are so iconic, witty and characterful and have never been bettered. We can recognise at once, Alice holding the pig, even in silhouette. The inky blue silhouette of Alice allows us to project onto her who we want her to be. The deep blue ink hints at something darker going on, which of course much of the book is preoccupied with.