Award Winner

A is for Autocrat

Words and Pictures by D.B. Dowd. Conceived and completed in a fever pitch over eight weeks in collaboration with designer Scott Gericke, the book captures a moment in time. Direct, poetic, satirical, beautifully designed and illustrated, A is for Autocrat scratches several itches. From the introduction: “This fierce little book is for our younger, unjaded selves, a salty refreshment of our moral and aesthetic capacities, of late battered by double-talk and villainy… An ensemble of characters, qualities, and artifacts from the miserable era of Donald J. Trump.”

Each letter is assigned a relevant concept (C is for Corruption, H is for Hubris, Q is for Quarantine, etc.) and provocatively realized in word and image. A nourishing work of art for a difficult time, and a concise record of a historic episode.

40 pages, saddle-stitched, soft cover 5.5 x 8.5 inches.

Winner, Gold Medal for Book Design, American Advertising Awards.

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