The Grapes of Wrath

  • 2014
  • Book Cover Design
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Creative Director: Mary Stalter
  • Photography: Copywrite free period photography

In 2014 I started an annual anniversary book design series. For the first year of the series, I designed a cover for the 75th anniversary of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. The novel focuses on the challenges migrant farmers faced during the Dust Bowl in the 1930s. I tried to channel the feeling of abandonment the farmers felt when being forced to leave their homes and the blind, false hope they had for their futures, through a muted color scheme and period photography.