project

Progressive Country: How the 1970s Transformed the Texan in Popular Culture

Book cover design

specs

6 × 9 inches
Hardback cloth with dust jacket
University of Texas Press
Fall 2013

about

Originally a thesis dissertation, this book offers an examination of the transformative 1970s through the lens of central Texas’s counterculture. The cover design is inspired by split fountain screen printed gig posters from the time and an image of Darrell K. Royal, Jim Franklin, Billy Joe Shaver, and Waylon Jennings—the perfect visual representation of the synthesis of the redneck and hippie cultures.