Burke and Widgeon: A History (Volume One)
Cover and Interior Design
CLIENT: Lyle Litzenberger
PROJECT DATE: May 2019
Burke and Widgeon: A History (Volume One) is a 467-page local Vancouver history book written by Lyle Litzenberger. It meticulously chronicles the historic beginnings of Northeast Coquitlam’s Burke Mountain and, beyond its slopes, the Widgeon Valley, from the late 1800s to the 1930s. Lyle personally interviewed many local Coquitlam residents and dug deep into historical archives to create this impressive body of work over the course of a decade.
I was very fortunate to be approached by Lyle to design his book from cover to cover. Not only was his work scrupulously organized, down to the smallest detail (a designer's dream!), but he and his wife Melissa were a joy to collaborate with. Helping Lyle bring his book to fruition, ensuring this slice of history will be remembered for generations to come, has been a dream come true.