For this project, I tried to get my hands as dirty as possible from beginning to the end. The author (Maggie Craig) wanted a very DIY look for her novel, The Narrows, which is kind of a mix between Catcher in the Rye and Harry Potter - a dark coming of age fantasy filled with steampunk and brooklyn, NY imagery.
I decided to create a linoleum block illustration for the cover, keeping things super simple and cost effective as far as printing was concerned. We did a one color paperback cover on super recycled cover stock, and then we took it to the next level by screen printing 100 jackets for the limited edition hard cover.
I also got to design the interior layout of the book, bringing a classic elegance to the rough outer shell.
thanks for taking a look!