this is an in-progress book for novelist George Byron Wright.
the novel follows main character Michael as he completes his recently deceased father’s final wishes. Michael flies from Portland, Oregon to Jupiter, Florda and collects his father’s body along with seven letters that his father requested to be delivered post-mortem. Michael then embarks on a cross country road trip—and through delivering the seven letters—encounters a variety of characters from his father’s past.
two essential aspects of the novel are the distance travelled, and the letters delivered. the display typeface alludes to the time period and the importance of the hearse that Michael drives cross-country. the start of each chapter includes a custom stamp for each state that the chpater takes place in. the chapter header is designed to look like the heading of a letter. the paragraph divider is a symbol of the 1950s hearse.
- book design