For this true story about two sisters a century ahead of their time, I wanted to have a type treatment that immediately evoked turn-of-the-century, but that had an excitement to it so people knew this wasn't just another boring history book.
I gathered sheet music for type reference and hired the brilliant typographer Drew Melton to work on the cover.
One of Drew's initial sketches
The sketch and layout we settled on
The type design rendered and finalized in Illustrator
The final cover with color and added portraits of the sisters