Archive for March, 2018

March 27, 2018

Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes.


First published in 1879, Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes, by Robert Louis Stevenson, was one of the earliest accounts of a colourful multi-day backpacking trip in the mountains. The book is full of things going wrong in beautiful inhospitable places, and twelve days of uneventful walking and unhelpful people, with a (much-abused) backpack-toting donkey on an inconsequential journey. Here’s my cover for the 2017 edition by Speaking Tiger, art directed by the awesome Maithili Doshi.


Here’s a rough drawing that didn’t become the cover:

This edition also includes handlettered section titles I did, like these:

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