One of my favorite book designs. The 3D illustration was created by pouring sand over a painting of Venus by Sandro Botticelli. Then I created a swirl over the painting’s face with my index finger to expose part of the lips. The subtitle, “an exploration of gender and genius,” was inserted inside the area of the title instead of placing it in a more traditional location underneath the title.
3D illustration and book design Aliyah Marr
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One of the most delightful things in being both an author and designer is that I get to design my own books. I have, of course, designed books for other authors. In addition, I have helped several of my creative consulting clients become book publishers in their own right.
The “gangsta” theme of this book provoked a title made from a ransom note. Actual letters from a newspaper were used, but no one was killed — gangsters or otherwise — during the production of this book. Cover Typography Univers (various weights) Interior Typography Body: Adobe Garamond Pro Title Page: Univers 47 Light […]
The Tarot Key explores the ancient wisdom of the Tarot. The cover features a classical painting of enlightenment, called the “Universum.” This book covers two decks: the Rider Waite Smith tarot and my own Tarot of Creativity. The book’s interior uses a large, screened-back (grayed) image on the left page of each entry, […]
A “calendar” book of inspirational quotes for creative people, with a quote a day featured on each page. The cover uses very simple graphics; a circle in an elliptical orbit around the title. The image offers a visual pun that contrasts the idea of 365 days vs. 360 degrees. The subtitle in various display […]
The image is of a push-up toy that I bought in Chelsea a few years ago. Tension is conveyed by the jarring offset of the foreground and background colors. Typography Halis GR Photography and design copyright Aliyah Marr :-:-: More Book Design –> One of the most delightful things in […]