After reading Donna Conrad’s hard hitting memoir about growing up in the 60s, this cover practically designed itself. Her graphic, coming of age story depicts a life on its side. Raw and disturbing, this tale is absent the archetypal flower child moments often associated with the time, but ultimately tells a story of survival. The bright, clean typography contrasts with the dark photography, signifying the end of her stormy adolescence and the beginning of a future she could command.


It was a pleasure to work with Monica on the cover design for my narrative non-fiction book, House of the Moon: Surviving the Sixties. She presented several fitting concepts for the subject matter. My publisher and I are very happy with both the results and the process. Monica is easy to work with and willing to include the client’s ideas in the creative process.