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Texas Tornado: The Times and Music of Doug Sahm

Book cover design

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6 × 9 inches
Hardback cloth with dust jacket
University of Texas Press
Spring 2010

about

The first biography of the Sir Douglas Quintet and Texas Tornados founder Doug Sahm, a rock and roll innovator whose Grammy Award–winning career spanned five decades from the late 1940s to 1999. The publisher requested this photograph which I paired with tall, rough typography and a hand illustrated tornado whirl, symbolizing the wild and sometimes turbulent life of the lanky musician.

Photograph © Baron Wolman.