Ninth Letter is a literary arts journal. The challenge was to design a whimsical, yet classic Japanese tale about a seemingly tragic businessman who unintentionally becomes a hero.
I designed James Warner's story, Cute Monster Spirit Pet Fluffy You Up! Susumu's life was much like an 8-bit Nintendo character. He constantly moved forward and became a hero. My design was inspired by old Nintendo games and comic books. This Ninth Letter was featured in Print Magazine's 2009 Regional Design Annual.