California State Quarter Designer / Author appearing at Palos Verdes’ Book Frog Bookstore

His idea became the California State Quarter. Now, designer Garrett Burke looks at all 50 States in "Quarterama." He'll be discussing and signing his family's epic-sized visual guide book. Discover a treasure trove of historic images and inspiring life lessons.

Online PR News – 06-September-2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Do you collect the 50 State Quarters? Join California State Quarter Concept Designer Garrett Burke and wife Michelle for an entertaining discussion of America’s favorite coins. Clever, colorful illustrations make history come alive in their family’s award-winning book “Quarterama: Ideas & Designs of America’s State Quarters.” The Burke’s share their unlikely connection to the popular coins and will be signing limited first editions of Quarterama’s hardbound, softbound, and the new National Parks Quarters coin collector album. Each includes a California State Quarter from the family’s personal collection. Bring your 50 State Quarters memorabilia to be autographed. More information at

Saturday, October 13, 12:00 noon
The Book Frog Bookstore
550 Deep Valley Dr. #273, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, 90274 (310) 265-2665

About "Quarterama"

"Quarterama: Ideas & Designs of America’s State Quarters" (Hardbound ISBN 978-0-9845624-0-4; $50.00; Softbound ISBN 978-0-9845624-1-1; $34.95) is a lavishly designed 160-page gift book. This epic-sized visual guide reveals historic images and inspiring life lessons that are right on the money. Spanning international endeavors to individual triumphs, Jazz Age to Space Age, America’s most popular coins are seen in stunning close-up detail. Powerful ideas are depicted in clever, colorful illustrations. Essential memories, legendary people, and natural wonders are explored.

"Quarterama: America’s Treasured National Parks Quarters" (Trifold album ISBN 978-0-9845624-2-8; $19.95) extends the journey for another generation of collectors. All 56 coins can be stored in a notched, color coded system. The “Hello, I’m a Coin” section puts quarter-dollars in the spotlight and a special tribute to Theodore Roosevelt honors this legendary champion of both the wilderness and coin artistry.

"Quarterama" was awarded Gift Book of the Year - Silver Medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards, Gift Book of the Year - Finalist from the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards, and the Extraordinary Merit Award from the Numismatic Literary Guild.

Author Garrett Burke is a noted graphic designer whose work is immersed in pop culture. His designs are seen in everything from Star Wars to James Bond. And, almost everyone in the country has held his art work in their hand, for Garrett is the concept designer of the California State Quarter, part of the U.S. Mint’s phenomenally popular 50 State Quarters® coin series.

Garrett is an experienced public speaker for TV, radio, and telephone interviews. Beautiful high resolution book art and coin images are easily emailed to accent any story. Contact at: 310-488-6723

"Quarterama" is available online, from all major wholesalers, bookstores, and directly from Sunbelt Publications.

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