publisher: City Lights

type: Book

spec notes: Hard cover, 6″ wide by 8.5″ tall. One-piece case-wrapped with uncoated paper. 78 pages, printed full color.

This illustrated novella about the displacement caused by gentrification as seen from the perspective of the artist’s role in the cycle needed a special treatment to convey a reading pace somewhere between the encapsulated page of a children’s storybook and the spare space around a poem. Wide margins, a type size slightly bigger than the typical prose, and illustrations evenly paced before each chapter start.