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Would you like to see some of the most notable covers and books I've designed? Most (if not all) of these were also printed in my home studio and delivered in quantities from roughly 1 to 300. I love doing this work, and if you think you'd like to work with me, please head over to the Contact page and get in touch.
Sound of Ceres - The Twin
I was tickled when Sound of Ceres emailed about making a little book to correspond with their 2017 release, The Twin. They sent along a short sci-fi story by Alastair Reynolds, written specifically for their release, and I made 700 small books: 500 to correspond with the limited edition vinyl release, 200 for tour. Exciting!
Tall Tall Trees Mini Book
I was really happy and proud to work on this TINY book with Mike Savino, known by his stage name, Tall Tall Trees. We decided to make this tiny book as a teaser with a download code for his 2017 release, Free Days. The book comes in a myriad of cover colors, and I whipped up 200 for the first run, 250 for the second. Who knows how many will be in the third...
Nothing on Earth... for Katie Haegele
Here's a chapbook that Katie Haegele (my wife) and I designed together for her poetry collection, Nothing on Earth is Big Enough to Crush My Beautiful Heart. I designed the cover and the inner pages, and printed the books in my home studio. What a beauty!
Northern California Lightning Series for Casey Newbegin
Here's the chapbook I designed for Casey Newbegin's collection of expert poetry, Northern California Lightning Series. I wanted to recall the a feeling of an old classic, while keeping the fonts and design modern and a little strange. I also designed the inner pages (sparse and modern!), and printed all of the chapbooks here in my home studio.
Terrestrial Invaders Zine
Here's of my own zines, Terrestrial Invaders. The book is a collection of excerpts from various Entomology textbooks c.1900 that I modeled in ways to sound increasingly eerie. I wanted to cover to feature art from those texts, but also give a feeling of lightness and beauty to juxtapose the ghoulish stories within. I do all printing here in my studio, and usually onto an assortment of strange papers I find at thrift stores.
Magpie for Carrie Mumford
Here's a zine I did for Carrie Mumford's whimsical and sad short story collection, Magpie. I had fun putting this one together, and Carrie's a wonderful writer. I also designed the inner pages, and printed the finished product in my home studio.
How Santa Came to Be for Pamala Sheppard
What a fun one this was to design! Pamala's novelette about Santa's origins is a fun original on the Santa genre (Santa's a genre, right?), and choosing fonts and layouts for the inner pages was just as fun as the cover. I did all printing here in my home studio, and come to think of it, I still owe Pam some copies...
The Raccoon & The Moon Cover for a Client
The Raccoon & The Moon was a dangerously sweet project a client hired me for as a gift to his girlfriend for their anniversary. I used a midnight indigo and silver color scheme throughout the book because it seemed like a pretty dreamy color scheme to me. I printed the inner pages, too, but due to the romantic and whimsical nature of the project, I'd rather not reproduce any online. I only printed one copy for the gift.
MOON Micro-Fiction Anthology Zine
MOON, along with SUN, was a neat anthology I put together a while back which featured 16 stories by 16 different authors. It was a lot of fun to do. I printed the final cover onto 67lb. cotton stock, and the inner pages on 24lb. linen, to give the whole book a really great tactile attribute!
SUN, along with MOON, was a neat anthology I put together a while back which featured 16 stories by 16 different authors. It was a lot of fun to do. I printed the final cover onto 110lb. matte stock, and the inner pages on 24lb. linen, to give the whole book a really great, bright look!
The Worse Lecture I've Ever Attended Zine
Oh, what fun writing this zine was. I went to a terribly pompous lecture in Lambertville, NJ, and came back feeling so grumpy that I had to write about it. The zine cover is printed on brown craft paper, so the white is usually brown, and stands at an attractively small size of 4.25"x2.75"