My cover for Resilience received a gold star award in the E-Book Cover Design Awards for February 2014.
“My biography is in many respects a tribute to my father, Ernst Glas,” says Heinz, who changed his name to Henry Grant when he came to the United States. “I loved my Papa and his philosophy of living. Papa was generous, grateful for his friends, and always forgiving.”
When Robert Dailey brought Henry's story, Resilience, to Zone 1 Design toward the end of 2013, I knew this book would require a very personal cover that emphasized Henry's love for the exceptional man that was his father—a cover that showed the relationship that forms the heart of the book. I went through the photographs that accompanied the manuscript and found the snapshot of young Heinz and his Papa in happier days, before Hitler's insanity destroyed the lives they knew. Over this lovely photo I placed the last postcards Ernst sent to Heinz from Thereisenstadt, the infamous concentration camp near Prague in the present-day Czech Republic. Dr. Dailey picked the bottom two photos of Henry from later in his life in the U.S. I sepia-toned the photos to harmonize with the hue of the postcards.
Using that same image from 1930, I designed a graphic title page to begin Resilience with the photo that lies at its very heart.
Henry's story of his escape from Austria and his long and accomplished life (he died in 2007 at the age of 95) is one you’ll never forget. Resilience is available as of today at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.ca, Amazon.com.au, and all Amazon stores worldwide. It will soon be for sale at other online retailers too.