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American Earth

A book on American environmental writing. The idea was to use the bald eagle, since it represents both aspects of the title. I created an illustration out of different silhouettes of indigenous plants and animals. Her tail is made of fish, crustaceans and aquatic plants; her body of animals, insects and vegetation and finally her head, of birds. The jacket was intentionally under-trimmed to reveal a sky at dusk printed on the case. The art was by Sanford Robinson Gifford, a Hudson River School landscape painter, that like Frederic Church and Thomas Cole depicted America as a new Arcadia.

Client: Library of America

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