BOOK JACKET DESIGN: Dancer from the Dance

A new cover for a favorite book, Dancer From the Dance, by Andrew Holleran (1978 Perennial/Harper Collins). It’s the story of a young man searching for love  amid the emerging gay scene of mid-seventies New York, who by the early eighties ultimately dies of AIDS, sick, broke and alone in a St. Mark's walk-up. The idea was to capture the sadness of his receding life and memories, as it all slips forever below the surface.  Several damaged mirror balls were dismantled to create the title type package. The board fabric is in denim, as a nod to the gay “clone” (jeans, boots, mustache) look of the era. Cover in soft-touch laminate.