project

The Gay Place

Book cover design

specs

6 × 9 inches
Paperback
University of Texas Press
Reprinted spring 2015

about

Originally published in 1961, The Gay Place is at once a political cult classic and a major American novel. I was asked to give this old book a new cover for a reprint. The background is an obscured, halftone photograph of LBJ who served as inspiration for the governor character in the book. The cover text is fashioned after political campaign posters from mid-century America.