project

The Accidental Historian: Tales of Trash and Treasure

Freelance book cover design

specs

6 × 9 inches
Hardback cloth with dust jacket
Texas Tech University Press
Fall 2010

about

From Custer’s Last Stand to the shooting of Bonnie and Clyde, The Accidental Historian chronicles one man’s fascination with the past and the different ways he has immersed himself in American history over fifty years. The author is an avid Civil War reenactor and a large part of the book is devoted to this topic. For the cover design, I created a typographic solution using specimens of vintage wood type to evoke broadside public announcements from the Civil War era.