Ahmunet Jessica Jordon released her first chapbook for print with Horseless Press. Before designing the cover I poured through her work of Poetry to get an ideal for what the design should portray. Her work as well as the title led to the overall look and feel of the graphic. The face doubles as a floor plan (re:blueprint). The mouth as a door, the nose as stairs, the left eye as a stove / kitchen area. Which, overall, symbolizes the blueprint of the Author, Ahmunet Jessica Jordon ‘s , life, her lineage, history and ancestry. The missing right eye, as well as the overall distressed style of the face symbolizes the Black and Blue portion (re:pain, melancholy, scars) that she has endured and what is represented in her poems.
To get this distressed look I painted the face with a rough textured brush and then scraped the facial features with a blunt carving tool. I then photographed it and then vectorized it within Adobe Illustrator.