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Prison Writings: my life is my sundance

by: Leonard Peltier

This is a book cover design for a book by indigenous activist, Leonard Peltier. Who was involved in an controversial altercation in the 1970's with the FBI which led to the deaths of two agents, and the conviction of a life sentence for Peltier which has been a topic of debate for some time now.
My goal with my design approach was to incorporate imagery of the feel of imprisonment, and convey the lack of digital accessibility with the handwritten text. Also, the background texture of covered chainlink fencing with small openings to express the small bits of hope Peltier conveys in Peltiers writings.