Tim(othy) (christopher ryan) VOLPERT

web/graphic designer, poet, musician, generally well-liked

Mother-Ghosts book cover and layout

Cover of Mother-Ghosts by Leah Sewell; original artwork by Ashley Laird
cover design

Leah Sewell is a phenomenal poet, and herself a talented designer, so I was honored that she asked me to handle design on her own full-length debut of poetry.

Sample page layout from Leah Sewell's Mother-Ghosts
sample page layout

Working from Leah’s original concept, I adapted Ashley Laird’s original artwork into the cover you see before you, with colorization and typography. You can pick up this fantastic book from Woodley Press.

I also had the chance to exercise my retouching skills, in getting the full version of the cover art to a print-ready state from the file I had:

"For Leah" - before
before
"For Leah" - retouched
after