Here’s a look at The River (Fall 2011), a novel and digipack we designed for author and musician Michael Neale. The story, inspired by real people and events in the author’s life—takes you on a journey from tragedy and despair to triumph and redemption through the main character Gabriel Clarke (a third-generation whitewater guide).
The cover was printed on a heavy-weight linen stock and a combination of finishing techniques like deboss, matte lamination and a spot gloss were put to work. The interior of the book has rough-cut pages, which adds to the feeling of a weathered book.
The digipack accompanies the book as the soundtrack for The River Experience Tour, where the author and friends combine unique storytelling, live music, and HD-video into a multi-media experience that brings the book to life.