The Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook

I designed this book for Belt Publishing. Edited by Aaron Foley, this book focuses on the rest of the neighborhoods in the city outside of downtown and midtown. It features essays, poetry, and short stories from local authors.

When I learned about The Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook, my mind immediately went to those old guidebooks and handbooks from the early- to mid-20th century. The textured canvas covers, black and white and maybe one spot color splashed behind the line work of simple illustrations, always matching the color of the cover. I thought this would be really fun to emulate, and hoped it would stand out next to more modern-looking covers.

I also wrote about designing this book in anticipation of its release. You can read it here.












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