No Jam butterfly | a transgender novella
Design a book cover for the author’s autobiography.
No Jam Butterfly is an autobiography about a transgender person’s coming out process and my goal was to capture that process within the image. While the eye moves across the cover, it can get lost in the myriad of labels seemingly adhered to the design while enduring a black and white landscape indicative of our binary society.
Quickly though, a butterfly, a symbol of the transgender community, appears. Overwhelming the design, the butterfly unapologetically takes over the image bringing the page to life, with transgender pride colors and almost swallowing the binary labels whole. The goal of this design was to capture the positivity of coming out, rather than the hardships. Ever so neatly, the transgender pride symbol can be seen, as if cut into the butterfly’s wing. This was a significant project from start to finish, being near to my heart, and one I was honored to be a part of.
Illustrator | Photoshop