The image on the cover is adapted from the painting, “Antibes, Afternoon Effect,” by Claude Monet in 1888. Of this painting, Monet wrote, “I am painting Antibes as a small fortified town glistening golden in the sun, and standing out against the beautiful blue and pink mountains.”
The Château Grimaldi is at the center of the painting. Picasso lived and worked in the Château for a while after World War II. It is now a used as a museum, mainly for the works of Picasso, where an early scene of Infinite Doublecross takes place.
The font used on the cover is Matisse, styled on the work Henri Matisse, 1869-1954, who, like Pablo Picasso, worked in the south of France. “When I realized that every morning I would see this light again,” Matisse wrote when he first came to Nice, “I couldn’t believe how lucky I was.”