After creating the animation 'Small Ting Mentality' with my friend Taharqa's story, we decided to stick together and work on other projects. His next move was to develop a book of short poems where each piece would be done daily over a space of a few months. My mission was to create a book cover that had a Caribbean feel with a contemporary look. So I started with the cliche imagery of sun, sand and coconut trees and then worked backwards;and then it came to me one evening just playing around in illustrator with shapes and text. I eventually conceptualized a typographic design with bold colors and clean layout. A superimposed coconut tree was also incorporated into the design to give that subtle feel of Caribbeaness. The illustrations I started off with were not wasted, they were used as supporting imagery for some of the poems in the book. So everything worked out fine. As an added bonus, a DVD with some of his live performances was given free with the purchase of a book. I also did the design for that DVD and a flyer to promote the book.