The Blue Light Project US book cover

US Cover Finalized

The Blue Light Project US book coverThis cover was commissioned by Soft Skull and I think it turned out great. It’s based on JermIX’s street art installation¬†Cascading Confession, which Jerm has described to me as the hardest thing he’s ever done. You can understand why. It’s a poem about a painful set of young adult experiences, laid over the pages of his autobiography. The poem is “cascading” into place with letters falling from above.

When I first saw this work in real life, I remember thinking: this is a better artistic representation of the writing process than I’ve ever seen before. It captures the difficulty and the hope.