IRON RAILS, IRON MEN, AND THE RACE TO LINK THE NATION: THE STORY OF THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD BY Martin W. Sandler

Interior & jacket design for nonfiction title


All design aspects of IRON RAILS, IRON MEN reflect the time period covered by the compelling narrative. The large landscape trim and wide margins provide plenty of space for the amazing archival photographs while also evoking the vast expanse covered by the Transcontinental Railroad itself. The type treatment and ornamentation, from the decorative chapter titles to the Wanted-poster look of the sidebar biographies, pick up on styles from the time, while the running foot is designed to look like the two separate tracks racing to the middle of the country. The jacket highlights the incredible images available from the well-documented construction and the elaborately designed title treatment parallels train tickets and advertisements used to promote rail travel in the mid-1800s.

IRON RAILS, IRON MEN, AND THE RACE TO LINK THE NATION | ON SALE: 09/2015 | TRIM: 10.625″ x 9.0625″ | AGES: 10+ | EXTENT: 224 | TYPE: CENTURY OLD STYLE

Copyright © Martin W. Sandler. Map copyright © Karen Minot. Published by Candlewick Press, Inc. All Rights Reserved.