This series of book cover designs by Cardon Webb for six of Ralph Ellison’s most important books uses type and color to capture the Jazz era perfectly. You can get the whole series on Amazon (each book is priced from $9 to $15). They would look amazing on a shelf and imagine what they’d do for your mind!
“Ralph Ellison, one of the foremost African American authors of the literary canon, fell in love with music before he focused on writing. That’s why designer Cardon Webb researched record art and type from the mid-century jazz era to create fresh new covers for six of Ellison’s seminal works. They’re a change from the muted packaging his books have been getting for years in that they celebrate the raucous, colorful energy of his prose.”