Check out this post by Sandy Rosenthal author of Words Whispered in Water
Recently, Mango Publishing reached out to us with a request.
Mango’s sales reps were “really into” Levees.org founder Sandy Rosenthal’s upcoming book and wanted a jacket that would “really sing.”
So we tapped local artist and photographer Michael Styborski who created an eye-catching look. Styborski selected a photograph that he took in the Lower Ninth Ward after the Army Corps of Engineers’ levees broke.
In his words: “Perhaps a blue caste or overlay on a shot for a symbolic representation? And maybe use a negative that demands attention?”
We think the new cover graphic conveys the striking effect of dark menacing unbridled waters––under a blue sky.
What better way to say, it was the levees, not Mother Nature?
Why the Levees Broke in Hurricane Katrina
It’s a horror story, a mystery, and David and Goliath story all in one. In 2005, the entire world watched as a major U.S. city was nearly wiped off the map. The levees ruptured and New Orleans drowned. But while newscasters attributed the New Orleans flood to “natural catastrophes” and other types of disasters, citizen investigator Sandy Rosenthal set out to expose the true culprit and compel the media and government to tell the truth. This is her story.