An alternative book jacket design was created for Dave Egger's 'A Heatbreaking Work of Staggering Genius'. The book was also type-set and hand-bound.
The concept for the book jacket design was developed from a section of the memoir. The narrator found himself on a boat with a friend while a whale raised from beneath them and lifted the boat out of the water. The cover not only represents an actual event from the book, but also the idea of great opportunity waiting ahead. The color range chosen is antiquated and subtle to represent the old soul of the young author and the story he is telling.