Thoroughly Modern Patriot
Australia's connection to the British Monarchy is instinctive to many Australians. But a great deal of us don't know precisely how or why. Part history, part biography and part common sense, this compact and readable essay from Sean Jacobs offers a 'modern upgrade' to our understanding and appreciation of Australia's monarchy, covering ground on Australian leadership, culture, foreign policy and even Queen Elizabeth's appeal to the traditions of Indigenous cultures.
Written by Sean Jacobs, published 2022.
Winners Don't Cheat
At a time when young people are reaching out for purpose and self-responsibility, Winners Don’t Cheat
offers simple and effective advice from a range of leaders such as Australia’s first federal indigenous parliamentarian Neville Bonner, former prime ministers John Howard and Paul Keating, and even entertainers like Dave Grohl and Jamie Foxx.
Written by Sean Jacobs, published 2018.
The Dark Is Rising
Where fantasy books are so often over-digitised mass-produced works, I wanted something simple and striking. I combined bird forms with a serif typeface to reference old books, and the traditions of early typesetting. This evolved into an anamorphic typography treatment using ink on paper where I let it bleed around the letterforms.
Based on the story of a young Miami nurse who turns to drugs, and relationships with all the wrong people, this novel is true noir fiction. Rather than draw with pencils or create a vector, I drew with light. By using light in conjuction with printed transparencies, I created shadows and shapes to photograph.