Book Cover Design

The classic literature is published through my company, Curiouser House Publishing ⇗. I have also designed covers for poetry collections and children’s books ⇓.

You can find most of these for sale online ⇓.

Curiouser House Publishing

One of my passions is for books – reading, collecting, researching, reading again, and designing. In the summer of 2013 I went to the Denver Publishing Institute to learn about that industry. I started Curiouser House as an outlet for my love of literature and the design challenges it brings (as well as a potential revenue source, let’s be real here). My aim is to create a consistent set of classic literature with bold, colorful designs to appeal to a modern reader while staying true to the nature and history of the book. For the interiors I lean more towards the history of book layout, and timeless typography. Where appropriate I have been able to add essays and illustrations from contemporary sources.

Other books

  • These first two poetry chapbooks–Horrific Punctuation and invert the helix–were incredibly fun to design, not only because the poet, John Reinhart, is my brother, but also because of the experimental, and interpretative nature of much of his work.
  • Speak, poems by Jay Rossier, is a collection of poems about living, and dealing with cancer (the book was published shortly after his passing).
  • The cover for Against the Grain is for a multilingual ebook edition that I worked on.
  • Lovingly, Nat and Ishwori are both life stories, but on very different subjects. Lovingly, Nat is a young woman’s diary and letters as a dietitian during WWII, and the other is a poetic story of a young Nepalese woman.
  • A St Nicholas Story and Thimble The Fairy’s Acorns & Tea are the children’s books I illustrated. I self-published St Nick, which has sold consistently each season. The typeface I also designed based on the author’s own handwriting.
  • Lastly, You’re The Unicorn’s Sparkly Sneeze is my own thing, a silly collection of couplets I put together for my fiancée using late 19th century book illustrations.

Check ’em out