Friday, June 7, 2013

In case you didn't already get the video game reference

This was the book's working cover for quite some time. I designed it maybe a month into the project.  Obviously based on the old Nintendo game boxes.

I ended up thinking the idea wasn't creative enough, the connection was cool, but there needed to be more.  I then started wondering if the book could be a game, eventually turning the recommended routes into a checklist required to defeat monsters.*  Later on that summer I shot the photo of Charlie climbing the boulder with the city in the background.**  It was obvious to me that THAT needed to be the cover and I did everything I could in terms of design to emphasize the awesome photo while still keeping some of the early influences.

Go ahead, judge the book by it's cover.

* There's more I wish I could have done in that regard. but time and sanity got in the way.
** hint: it's near the country club boulders and does not have the greatest of landing zones,*** hence I left it out.

*** none.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Books are out now!

You can now get a copy of Super Sand Land at these fine outdoor retailers.

The Basecamp Billings
Steepworld Climbing Gym

Spire Climbing Center
Northern Lights

Solitude Mountaineering

If your store would like to carry Super Sand Land, please email us at