(Design) Joseph Michael Owens’s “Shenanigans!”

Here’s the cover for a recent redesign of Joseph Michael Owen’s eclectic collection of stories. Due to the playful nature of his prose, I knew, right from the start, that the cover would fixate on typeface and color; specifically how color consumed the negative space while the eyes quickly scanned to the words so freely scribbled across the center of the cover.

(Design) Jordan Castro’s “Young Americans”

Young Americans (Jordan Castro)Here’s the cover for Jordan’s upcoming full-length poetry collection. The choice to maintain a careful balance between minimalism and patterned extravagance matches the style and tone of Jordan’s poetry. Using a public domain picture of downtown New York as a base, I manipulated a few layers in varying filters and meshed them together with approximately three layers of grain and brushstroke paint.