State of Minds: Texas Culture and Its Discontents

Book cover design


6 × 9 inches
Hardback cloth with dust jacket
University of Texas Press
Spring 2011


A collection of essays, this published volume offers Don Graham’s signature take on Texas literary giants, attacking the notion that "Texas culture" is a contradiction in terms. I created this simple illustration by combining a phrenology head chart with a cowboy hat, filled with literary and cinematic output from Texas that is also referenced in the text. In essence, showing that a Texan’s head can be full of literature and art, as well as, ranching and football.