Book cover design, Illustration
Charles Bukowski was a character larger than life. The line between his writings and his life story are (arguably) a blur. He was infamous for his ability to frame even the most contemptuous behavior and thoughts as beautiful prose. This three book series was built on the concept that Bukowski, despite his erratic behavior, was a simple man at his core. A smoke, a drink, and a day at the race track. Perhaps, maybe a few smokes. Definitely a few drinks.
As the reader progresses through the series, the color of the books become more and more saturated similar to the progression of a night of drinks and the subsequent piss. The choice was made to only have Bukowski's name on the covers and the titles on the spine because each book in this series is a collection. The title serves as a formality in keeping the writing packaged. What matters is that the writing is Bukowski.
A poster for an open-mic book reading. Just show up and read outloud.
(or the trail we blazed to get here)