The cover for The Computational Beauty of Nature was
produced in three stages by three people. The original illustrations
of the flying fish were made by
Yale University School of Medicine's
Center for Advanced Instructional Media.
Gary Flake cannibalized Lynch's fish with
The Gimp editor, made the colors
look as unnatural as possible, and morphed them to some home grown
circuitry. Finally, Jeannet Leendertse did the titles and layout.
The very first printing of the book contains a blooper * on
the jacket, which reads: ``Cover illustration: `Original Flying Fish,'
created by Patrick Lynch.'' While Lynch is responsible for all of the
``art'' in the cover artwork, I and the MIT Press didn't think it fair
to place the blame for the final result on his shoulders. Subsequent
printings will have a different credit. In any event, if your copy of
the book contains the credit above, then you can be sure you have a
book from the first printing.