American Dreams / 1st and 2nd Edition

We had the great privilege to design the architecture and cover for travis’ book. 38 pages pairing herbal illustrations from the public domain with prose detailing the historic horrors of β€˜American race-slave-dependent ecologies.’ Our friend Caroline helped us source the public domain images, Ben illustrated botanical fragments from the collection and we wove them together into a minimal haunted asymmetry for the cover and frontispiece. The 1st editions elegantly textured dust jacket was letterpressed at Steracle press in Humboldt park, hand scored and folded onto an uncoated, perfect bound digital soft cover. The 2nd edition was foil stamped on French Paper with french fold, printed at Yorke Printe Shoppe.