All the light we cannot see is a book about a girl that slowly goes blind in the Nazi takeover of France in WWII. He father builds her a model of the city as she grows blind, but by the end of the book, she only has the model of her house left. There is also a parallel story about a young German boy who works in a coal mine, but continually deconstructs and reconstructs a radio, and then gets put into Nazi science school (more or less), and they meet up.
The book cover I made is of the house, and then the two lines coming from it are to be interpreted as the wires that make up a radio (that eventually connect the boy and the girl), also a road back to the house.
The typeface I used was "October Twilight" which is just one I found on DaFont that was an excellent example of the irritating flowery script font I dislike. I chose this font to hate because it is overdone, and will be a way to mark the typographic aesthetic of the early 21st century. It will quickly become dated, which is a bad quality of a typeface.
I chose this one instead of other fonts I dislike more (marker felt, chalkboard, comic sans) because when Joel said pick a typeface you hate and a book you like, I knew what was coming next. So I wanted to pick one that I disliked but is not so poorly designed that it creates nothing good.