Popular Science Book Covers

Early in my career, while working as the Design Director for the trade science publisher Copernicus Books (an imprint of Springer), I designed a large number of book titles, a few dozen book covers, and composed thousands of pages. For covers, I frequently utilized resources that were readily available to me. This includes photographing my friend’s face in intimate detail for Croddy’s Chemical and Biological Warfare, using a photograph of my young cousin’s sneakers from a family photo album for Osborne’s American Normal, and scouring eBay for images of old computers for Curtin’s Brute Force. I learned a lot from this exercise in thrift that continues to inform both my design and art-making practices.