Design for Merritt-Gordon and Grosscup Book

Design for Merritt-Gordon and Grosscup Book

We’re almost finished with the cover design and interior layout for Laverne Merritt-Gordon and Beau Grosscup’s book Tell Them What You Want, an inspirational coming of age story of an African-American girl (Bernie) growing up amidst the immense local and national social turmoil of the 1950s to mid 1980s. Each chapter is fronted by a photograph and text that introduces the reader to the historical context of the times and culture Bernie inhabits. The cover is based on the wishes of both authors to have a tree/face and bright colors to convey the African-American storyteller’s attachment to trees.