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Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund

Book Cover

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) assists communities to develop first-in-the-nation, groundbreaking laws to protect rights – including worker, environmental, and democratic rights, and rights of nature.

CELDF's publication "On Community Civil Disobedience in the Name of Sustainability" needed a new book jacket cover and updated title. The design challenge was to continue attracting readers to this publication and drawing attention to the subject matter through a new and innovative design. After all stakeholders, publishing house, and management provided feedback, we went with the option "City Leaves" as the subtitle fed curiosity and the overall feel provided a simpler yet bold feel.


Final book cover illustration selection

Final book cover selection.

the original book cover and two other option book cover illustrations

LEFT: Previous book cover; MIDDLE and RIGHT are the other book cover options.