In the Days of Our Undoing: September – November 2020 is the third book in a series that documents the odyssey of the poet and singer-songwriter, Nathan Brown, as he explores the new world of “no more live gigs.”
These covers for World Literature Today span from 2018 to 2020, and my involvement in all of these includes art direction, typography, and design. I also directed the photoshoots for the covers with Margarita Engle, Edwidge Danticat, and Jenny Erpenbeck, and the illustrations for the Graphic Nonfiction and Hong Kong covers. The Music & Lit […]
The following selections highlight some of the editorial design, page layout, typesetting, and art direction I did through the years at Word Literature Today. A hybrid literary journal and magazine, WLT teeters in a delicate space of appeasing its longtime subscribers but also attracting new readers who aren’t necessarily aficionados on what’s trending and relevant […]
In the Days of Our Unrest: June – August 2020 is the second book in a series that documents the odyssey of the poet and singer-songwriter, Nathan Brown, as he explores the new world of “no more live gigs.”
In the Days of Our Seclusion: March – May 2020 is the first book in a series that documents the odyssey of the poet and singer-songwriter, Nathan Brown, as he explores the new world of “no more live gigs.”
Metamorphoses contains fourteen short stories as well as Karen Russell’s lesson plan and writing prompts for her generative workshop on Metamorphoses that she taught for Austin Bat Cave. I drew the cover illustration in Procreate and designed the entire book from cover to cover. It was a pleasure collaborating with Karen Russell and Ali Haider, and […]
Another lovely collaboration with Austin-area musicians. Austin Music Hall of Fame musician Jon Dee Graham painted the cover art for this album and I completed the typography, typesetting, and design. You can listen to a preview track for the album on Americana Highways.
I Walked In Them Shoes is Americana singer-songwriter Adam Carroll’s eighth solo album release, coming out just a few years after the tribute album Highway Prayer: A Tribute to Adam Carroll was released with covers by James McMurtry, Hayes Carll, Slaid Cleaves, Terri Hendrix, Walt Wilkins, and a dozen other artists. This album is another visual collaboration with […]
Don’t Try is a poetry collection by former Oklahoma poet laureate Nathan Brown and three-time Austin Music Hall-of-Famer Jon Dee Graham. Drawing inspiration from writer Charles Bukowski—the “laureate of American lowlife”—the collection features a photograph of the two authors with the specter of Bukowski illuminated behind them. Cover photo by Rodney Bursiel in the Continental Club Gallery […]
My work on the University of Oklahoma Libraries’ marketing collateral over the past seven years has won the 2018 Oklahoma Museum Associate Award for the University of Oklahoma Libraries Spring 2018 Sooner Horizons quarterly publication, and the 2017 American Library Association PR XChange Award for the OU Libraries Path to Excellence: 2015-2016 Progress Report. The following are a few […]
I designed this propaganda-style digital illustration to pair with the short story “Health for All” by Cuban science-fiction author Yoss. The intentional repetition of the poster alludes to the pervasive presence of an invasively controlling health campaign in this work of dystopian fiction. Yoss’s short story can be read in the November 2018 issue of World Literature Today.
Full album artwork design for Portland, Oregon musician Beth Wood. Cover photo by Rodney Bursiel. Inside photo by Cassy Berry.