I designed this book for Belt Publishing. This was an exciting project for me because I was able to use my art direction, design, and illustration skills all on one assignment. I have also been a fan of Aaron Foley’s writing for a long time, and the subject of the book is dear to me, so the entire experience was incredibly rewarding.
The book gained quite a bit of popularity, and a second edition was released in 2018.
Spot illustrations of Aretha Franklin, the Nain Rouge, and Mayor Coleman Young