Islands of Empire: Pop Culture and U.S. Power

Book cover design


6 × 9 inches
Hardback cloth with dust jacket
University of Texas Press
Spring 2014


Examining a broad range of pop culture media, the author explores the United States as an empire and how it has narrated its relationship to its island territories. One of the images from the book is a postcard in which a silhouetted couple walk hand in hand on a tranquil, palm tree lined Hawaiian beach. I revitalized the postcard with a field of white stars, a red and white striped spine, and period specific typography.