Maddonaland: And Other Detours into Fame and Fandom

Book cover design and
print production


5.5 × 8.5 inches, paperback
138 pages
First edition, 3,000 copies
Published 2016


Beginning in Madonna’s not so supportive hometown of Bay City, Michigan, and ending with an analysis of the Detroit punk band Death, Madonnaland, ponders what it means to be a celebrity in America. I developed three book cover designs for the publisher to choose from but in the end it was hard resist the fluorescent pink. The black tape is coated in a spot gloss UV and the text is embossed to mimic DYMO tape.


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