Ragnar Redbeard: the Antipodean origins of radical fabulist Arthur Desmond

A cover for New Zealand historian Mark Derby's book about the ‘radical and reactionary lives and the larger still legends of Arthur Desmond … best known for his worst words’. Desmond invented many identities for himself over his lifetime. The cover design features a portrait, based on a newspaper illustration of him, reconstructed from words and phrases from his best-known publication, Might is Right’.

Specs: Paperback / 138 x 200mm

Client: Mark Derby (pubisher Steele Roberts)