Rachel Appel / Designer & Art Director
Rachel Appel
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A Dancer in the Revolution

Fordham University Press requested a vibrant, striking cover for the book A Dancer in the Revolution: Stretch Johnson, Harlem Communist at the Cotton Club.

Working directly with the editors, I created a look that was inspired by the blocky, vibrant graphics of the worker’s parties and communist posters of the era. I used a more varied and dynamic treatment of the typography to also create a contemporary feel that would resonate with activists today.

Book Cover Design

Book Cover Design

Fordham University Press requested a vibrant, striking cover for the book A Dancer in the Revolution: Stretch Johnson, Harlem Communist at the Cotton Club.

 Working directly with the editors, I created a look that was inspired by the blocky, vibrant graphics of the worker’s parties and communist posters of the era.

Working directly with the editors, I created a look that was inspired by the blocky, vibrant graphics of the worker’s parties and communist posters of the era.

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 I used a more varied and dynamic treatment of the typography to also create a contemporary feel that would resonate with activists today.

I used a more varied and dynamic treatment of the typography to also create a contemporary feel that would resonate with activists today.

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