Darian Ehya Graphic Design

Book Covers

Invisible Man

  • Invisible Man - Book Cover
  • Invisible Man - Book Cover

Using photography, found imagery and expressive typography, this book cover for Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison depicts a representation of the main character in his subterranean home. Typography replaces the facial features of the figure to represent the lack of personal identity given to African-Americans at the time, a common theme throughout the novel.

Price of a Child

  • Price of a Child - Book Cover
  • Price of a Child - Book Cover

Referencing slave auction posters from the antebellum era, I used wooden type and a crumpled map of Philadelphia from the time to summarize Price of a Child by Lorene Cary, a story of a slave woman who was brought above the Mason Dixon Line by her master, with two of her three children, and her haunting memories of the child she left behind. The typography references slave auction posters from the time period while the portrait on the back cover shows Jane Johnson, whose true story the book is based on.