The Free People’s Village
Illustration, Graphics, Publication, Other
Houston, TX

Pencil and Ink on Paper + Photography + Adobe Photoshop + Illustrator + InDesign

Dustjacket, Coverwrap, and endpaper design for Sim Kern’s speculative fiction novel THE FREE PEOPLE’S VILLAGE from Levine Querido.

The book centers around a punk band that gets caught up in a protest movement. I sought to reflect that in the design by having the dustjacket unfold into a poster plucked straight out of the world suggested by the narrative, while the coverwrap imagines the record the protagonists in the book would’ve produced. The endpapers depict handmade maps that might be photocopied and handed out if the particulars of the protest movement depicted in the book were to unfold.