This Pākehā Life: an unsettled memoir
Book internal system and cover for this memoir from award-winning author and academic Alison Jones.
The cover features a fabulous painting by
I got to read a draft of this book over Christmas 2019, and I guzzled it in one sitting (which is quite unusual for me). It's a really humble, beautiful read. The cover design always felt like it should have a painting and it looked for a while like we wouldn't be able to use this one by Sara Langdon, which fits the book so well. Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill) is a stone's throw from where Alison Jones was born, and like many places in Aotearoa has that awkward two name thing going on. I lost a bit of momentum when it looked like we were going to have to use a photo on the cover, but luckily it fell into place, and I think it looks great with the stencil face Rufina by , and Domaine by for the text and caps.