NATIVE AMERICAN / CREATIVE NON-FICTION

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY PRESS

A spiraling exploration of Apache life, mythology, and identity.

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This title has 3 different speakers and is non-traditional in its storytelling, so I wanted the cover to be representative of that. The circular text layout was chosen for this reason, as well as the fact that the narrative is very circular. Also, circles are often used as symbols for the cyclical nature of life experiences in Native American cultures.

 

The background photo of this cover was chosen because mountains are culturally important to the Apache people and because within the story there is a central scene that involves a mountain dance.

For this title I designed the full cover, interior, a postcard, and a web banner (sized for mobile and desktop). I also designed a logo for the series this book is in. This logo, a close runner-up to the final logo, and a cover option that didn't make the cut are included below.

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A cover that was not chosen as the final design. This cover shows the three different speakers more literally while keeping several of the elements present in the final design.

Two logo options for the Voice in the American West series, of which this title is a part. There was no existing logo for this series so I created one when this book came along. The top features the combination of a cactus and a microphone, while the bottom (and chosen) option incorporates a microphone in the title.

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