Arrive, Breathe, and Be Still.


This is the third year I have worked with 826 Valencia on their annual Young Author's Book Project, and I couldn't be more excited to announce that the books, Arrive, Breathe, and Be Still, are out! (Please excuse the amateur iPhone photography – I hope to take some better shots soon.)

I designed the cover and interior pages, and boy was this one a doozy! This year, student writers from Downtown High School became playwrights – which meant lots of unusual text formatting and a complex system of style guides. But I was looking forward to a challenge and after about 80 hours tweaking the 300+ pages in InDesign I can safely say that I'm a pro at stage play formatting and design.

The launch party extravaganza was held at Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco, and featured readings by playwright Octavio Solis and the students themselves. Check out the blog post from 826 here!