31 days in may

Book Review: 31 Days in May

As inspirational as it is enthralling, this handsome hardback by visual artist Derek Hess, who in addition to creating album covers for the likes of Pink Floyd and Pantera, offers a collection of images showcasing his ongoing battle with Dual Diagnosis, a term for those who struggle with both mental illness and substance abuse. Since these images were originally shared on social media, what started off as self-exploration quickly turned into a personal journey for many dealing with their own mental health and addiction issues. Hess’s aim is to show that these issues needn’t be life sentences––that “chronic” doesn’t mean the same thing as ‘fatal.” Details at derekhess.com.

By Derek Hess (hardcover) $45.00