Every November, during National Novel Writing Month, thirty professional designers volunteer to create book cover art inspired by novels being written by aspiring authors from around the globe. Why? To encourage new, diverse voices, and help build a more creative world.
30 Covers, 30 Days is presented in partnership with designer and author Debbie Millman.
Day 14 finds us with another cover:
Cover design by Marvin Forte based on a novel by NaNoWriMo Participant
Shelley JoAnn Brown-Pruett:
Amberina Glass is a widowed school teacher with red hair, a heart of gold, and a Pinkerton badge pinned to her brassiere. Trying to survive on her own during the Great Depression has inspired her to take on extra work, and she is hired by the agency to infiltrate the lives of workers in the local auto plants and identify possible union organizers. When tensions rise around the city and the National Guard is called in to keep the peace, Amberina’s heart of gold is called into question as she finds herself (and her students) at the center of violence during the Flint Sit-Down Strike of 1936-7.
Cover Design by Marvin Forte
I’m Marvin Forte, the “why?” guy. I specialize in creative, intuitive design that’s simple and elegant. I’m a graphic and web designer living in the greater Portland, Oregon area. I’ve worked in print since 1988 and the web since 1998. My designs have bolstered projects for the Greater Columbus Sports Commission, Major League Baseball, the NCAA Final Four, and the San Francisco Giants. I’m a former president of AIGA Arizona, and served on the AIGA Chapter Advisory Council.
Head on over the forums! There might be a fun surprise waiting over there.
(Hint: It’s a discussion thread).