American Music Series

Book cover series design


5 × 8 inches, paperback
Published between 2012 and 2014


The American Music Series consists of music biographies written by leading music critics about famous American musicians. At first, the publisher wanted an illustrative approach for the cover designs because the books originally were more about the music than the life of the musician. I designed these four covers over the course of two years before the publisher decided to broaden the scope of the AMS and moved away from a series design.


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