ISU Percussion Ensemble

Four minutes and three seconds of practice by members of the Iowa State University Percussion Wind Ensemble recorded BEFORE the actual concert on 26 October, 2016 in Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall. I love the randomness of each musician going through their lines as they do a last-minute practice session in public. No composer can write […]

Cover Designs for Rachel Longstaff Book

Final version of cover as published. This summer we were tasked by Culicidae Press to design a cover for a forthcoming book by Rachel Odhner Longstaff called In the Shadow of the Dragon’s Back: A Young American Girl in South Africa During the Early Years of Apartheid. The book is a memoir about Longstaff growing […]

Book Cover for Careri’s “Walkscapes”

Culicidae Architectural Press is releasing a new English edition of Francesco Careri’s classic Walkscapes: Walking as An Aesthetic Practice this fall, and we were asked to design the interior and the cover. The book was republished in Spanish in 2012, and the original bilingual English/Spanish edition is no longer in print. The book is both […]

Book Cover for “I Remembered”

This was a difficult cover to design. The author, Kristene E. Friday (pseudonym), whose book will be published through Culicidae Press, was sexually abused as a child but suppressed the memories until she was forty-nine years old and had a breakdown. In the text she describes her emotional state vividly, and based on some of […]

Book Cover Design for Joseph D. Reich

Version 1 For Hog Press we were tasked to design a book cover for a book by Vermont-based author Joseph D. Reich’s intriguingly titled How To Order Chinese During A Hostage Crisis: Dialects, Existential Essays, A Play, And Other Poems, to be published this summer. I prefer the red one but the author had his […]