On the Road book jacket

 

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Objective: to design a jacket for On the Road. Robert Frank asked Kerouac to write the introduction for his book The Americans. I thought it would be fitting to use Franks photograph of the road from The Americans for Kerouac’s book. I chose two distressed contrasting typefaces reminiscent of Western typography. These, coupled with Frank’s image express the loneliness and isolation integral to the myth of the American West.