I designed this cover a couple of years ago.
I knew there would be a second companion book down the line but put off working the details of how they would fit together until later. Well later finally arrived. I like these kind of challenges. You have to work within certain parameters but still find a creative solution.
Both books deal with history of imperialism, capitalism and decolonization. From the brief : “the American empire of possessive individualism” with its pervasive monoculture of corporate privatization” that incorporated Indian territory into ‘the ethos and laws of the empire of private property.”
I picked up on the horizontal bands from the American flag in the first volume, by showing horizontal plots of fenced-off land.