Cover: Pasadena Gridlock Blues by James Williams

Cover: Pasadena Gridlock Blues by James Williams

When I happened upon this photograph, I had no clue what I might use it for, but I just knew I needed it for something.  Fast forward several months, and this author came along looking for something in this vein.  The title text was a bit of a challenge, not because it was difficult to design but because it needed to stand out over the subtle photo but still look like it belonged.  Plain, flat text on a cover like this would have looked too generic.  After going through pretty much every range of every effect at my disposal, I found that black and white — with a little flair to the black text — worked just fine.



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October 3, 2015

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