Academic Book Covers

Scholarly monographs advance important, timely topics yet often have low print runs and small design and production budgets. Here, I used two no-cost author photos, combined with additional work in photoshop, to illustrate climate change and challenge in Africa.

Photo Colorization

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Book Design: The News from Lone Rock

Book cover design for The News from Lone Rock, to be published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. The book includes stories written by an early Wisconsin journalist for the Spring Green Weekly Home News from 1884–1912.

Photo Restoration: Winnebago Family, 1931.

This is a restoration of a Library of Congress image of a postcard. The photo of this Winnebago (Ho-Chunk is the tribe’s current name) family was taken in 1931 in Antigo, Wisconsin, which is near the present day reservation. The beadwork is wonderful.

Cover Design: Six Generations Here

Book cover for Wisconsin Historical Society Press. This is a new cover for a Press classic. The cover family photo has been repaired and the tone improved.


This is a photograph taken of a friend’s child. He is a way-big kid now! Subtle corrections and choices in color can make a photograph thrum the heart strings.

Historical Photo Restoration: St. Croix RIver

I repaired and colored this photo in photoshop for North Woods River: The St. Croix River in Upper Midwest History.