An educator bloogging about graphic design.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

A little summer grass

LeavesOfGrassPackWith 400 poems, there’s a lot of grass here, actually.

Here’s the final version of my CD cover for Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass recorded by LibriVox. Click on the graphic to download a complete PDF to print and assemble your own free CD package. The audio files are available from LibriVox here.

I got nice comments from LibriVoxers on this cover, which uses 1916 botany photos from the Library of Congress that have been tinted blue or green. The feeling is a bit mysterious and organic. I love Whitman’s poetry, and I tend to think it doesn’t get as much attention as it should. His words were really revolutionary and gave us a uniquely American voice.

It’s fun designing these CD packages. They’re free, you’ve probably got a printer and CD burner, so why not make your own summer poetry CD right now?

1 Comments:

Blogger mackinaw said...

todd looks great. we might be able to find some space on our librivox server at ibiblio.

4:43 PM

 

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