project

"I Do Not Apologize for the Length of This Letter": The Mari Sandoz Letters on Native American Rights, 1940–1965

Freelance book cover design

specs

6 × 9 inches
Hardback cloth with dust jacket
Texas Tech University Press
Fall 2009

about

Author Mari Sandoz was as passionate about Plains peoples as she was about language and literary acclaim. An avid letter writer, Sandoz was one of the most significant non-Native chroniclers and advocates for Plains Indian cultures. I used a typewriter to set the typography of the cover design as an homage to the many hours Sandoz spent at her typewriter advocating for native peoples.

awards

2010 Texas Institute of Letters Fred Whitehead Award for the Design of a Trade Book