I bring a strong literary background to my design work with authors and publishers. I hope to facilitate the book's production by expanding possibilities through deep research, while guiding the project to the most effective and original visual presentation that will serve the content on its journey into the marketplace. My services include cover design, interior design, style sheets, typography, original art, promotional materials, launch postcards and posters, ISBN management, website support, printed collateral, copyediting and proofreading.
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Forthcoming in September, the winner of the Airlie Prize, poet Sarah McCartt -Jackon's Stoneligjht.
I can barely express what an impression this book and this poet have made on me. It is unlike any book of poetry I've ever encountered. Darkly beautiful, fiercely original, brightly inventive. The poems are in the vernacular voices of a coal mining family in 1930's Kentucky. Love, grief, penury, folk medicine, endurance, and superstition come alive in their hauntingly vivid voices. These poems burn with light in the darkest of places. I warn you, it casts a spell.
I'm honored to be the designer for the cover and interior of the book, some samples of which appear here. Visit this very gifted poet here: https://sarahmccarttjackson.com
Below is the near-final front cover. To see the evolution of images for this cover, visit Design Brief: Stonelight.
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