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New Cover for Ben Jacks’ Book

Working on an updated cover for Ben Jacks’ forthcoming book A House and its Atmosphere via Culicidae Architectural Press with a blurb by David Leatherbarrow, Professor and Chair of the Graduate Group in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.

Client: Culicidae Architectural Press

Project: Book Cover

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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 up in Durban, on the east coast of KwaZulu Natal between 1948 and 1960, before returning to the US. The book’s title comes from the Drakensberg which is shaped not unlike the back of a dragon.

After a series of cover iterations using some of the photographs that appear in the book, we settled—with the author’s input—on a colorized version of a black-and-white photo taken by Longstaff’s brother Pehr Hemming Odhner, that shows her sister Kirstin on horseback facing the Dragon’s Back.

Client: Culicidae Press, LLC and Rachel Odhner Longstaff

Timeline: two months

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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 text- and image-heavy, so we decided to use one of the interior images on the preliminary cover.

Client: Culicidae Architectural Press

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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 the mental images I put together a collage of relevant photographs to create the cover.

Client: Culicidae Press, LLC

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New Cover Versions for Dutton Book

Here are three new versions of a cover for David Dutton’s forthcoming Culicidae Press book Paid in Sunsets: A Park Ranger’s Story. Certainly much more lively than the previous iteration;–)

 

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Cover for Park Ranger David Dutton’s Forthcoming Book

Version 1

I’ve been working on the cover design for David Dutton’s forthcoming book Paid in Sunsets: A Park Ranger’s Story (to be published this fall by Culicidae Press), and here are some early versions (ugly babies)…

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Book Design for Phenix Books

Just finished a book design (interior and cover) for a Phenix Books publication by Catherine Miller. The author wrote an auto/biography about her relationship with her autistic brother. She wanted to have photographs of her brother on the cover. After initially working with grayscale images I decided to colorize several of the photographs. In consultation with the author we also went initially overboard with the number of images, then pulled back and ended up using only three images.

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Updated Cover Designs for Richard Brantley’s “Transatlantic Trio”

Here are some updates to book cover designs for Richard Brantley’s “Transatlantic Trio” book which is forthcoming this year through Culicidae Press in Ames, Iowa.

Client: Culicidae Press, LLC

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Final Design for Mary Howard’s New Book

Just finished the cover (recto and verso) for Ames-based author Mary Howard’s forthcoming book The Girl with Wings, to be published by Culicidae Press this spring. I will also do the interior layout…