The book is: The Best Places To Pee: A Guide To The Funky & Fabulous Bathrooms of Portland
It is the essential guide to an eccentric exploration of Portland, Oregon. This book is about the creativity, imagination, and innovation of one of the most fundamental rooms in any given establishment—the bathroom. In a broad sense, this book can be viewed as a travel guide throughout Portland, providing readers with a peek inside 51 of Portland’s unique Water Closets, Johns, and Loos. Side-by-side with stylish photo layouts are sharp and witty narrations that contain a dose of history, a little folklore, and personal insights from P-town’s talented restaurateurs and business owners. This offbeat book concept and distinctive narration of Portland go hand in hand with this town’s renowned reputation as one of the most eccentric and wildly popular places to visit and live.
I am attaching a "media kit" that has a sampling of the interior pages so you can see the style of the book. It's foundation is quirky but it's content is legitimate, witty and interesting. You will see in this media kit, the old cover ( it was too dark, too busy) the title has changed as well and my introduction. The interior of the book has not changed.
I am attaching a photo that I would like to be used on the cover. (feet from under a bathroom stall)
The book is 7 3/8 x 9" ( vertical orientation )
The photo can be cropped
I had imagined the black stall wall would be extended upward creating the perfect canvas for the title. I am open to other variations.
The interior pages are colorful and will be printed on matte paper so not shiny as a typical book loaded with pictures.
I envision a modern/ hip, funky, if it's clear and easy to read, clean, bold cover.
I want to have somewhere on the cover: Foreword by Jason French of Ned Ludd
Obviously my name on the cover as well: Kelly Melillo
Title: The Best Places To Pee
A Guide To The Funky & Fabulous Bathrooms Of Portland
I am open to answering any questions and I do have smaller formats of the cover photo ( feet/stall)