Book Cover Design and Illustration for
Plug Ugly Ball: A Mobtown Tale of Bullies & Baseball
Client: John Thomas Everett, published by Baltimore Bookworks
Mr. Everett wanted his historical fiction to evoke the late 19th century time period it was set in, but we also needed to make sure it didn't look like it belonged in the non-fiction section. Custom illustration integrating key themes of the story were combined with period engravings of the Baltimore setting to give it a historic feel with a modern sensbility. Gentle textures in the imagery and a soft matte finish on the slipcover completed the look. This project also included custom interior illustrations that evoke period engravings.
Specifications: Slipcover, including endflaps and spine, for hardcover book, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches