project

From Guns to Gavels: How Justice Grew Up in the Outlaw West

Freelance book cover design

specs

6.125 × 9.25 inches
Hardback cloth with dust jacket
Texas Tech University Press
Fall 2008

about

From Guns to Gavels follows a bloody trail from the Wild West through the decade after World War I, when the gavel-wielding, black-robed Judge Blackstone at last gained ascendancy over “Judge Winchester” and “Judge Lynch.” A turn of the century engraving of a cowboy juxtaposed with a handwritten western union communication symbolize the unity of law and order.