Do it Yourself Tarot

A book to help readers learn how to read Tarot. The contemporary target market inspired the cover; commercial images of tools form the letters “DIY” while the title “Do It Yourself Tarot” is spelled out in with a metallic-looking embossed effect.

Book interior

The book’s interior uses a large, screened-back (grayed) image on the left page of each entry, balanced by the smaller image on the right in black. Although the cost of manufacture required that the interior of the book be in black and white, the images provide the necessary detail for the reader. These images were taken from the public domain version of the Rider Waite Smith deck and processed through a special technique to render the original full color to black and white line art.

Cover Typography
Univers 67 Bold Condensed

Interior Typography
Body: ITC New Baskerville Roman
Title Page: Futura Light
Chapter Heads: Futura Light
Keywords: Futura Medium Condensed

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Illustration and Design Copyright Aliyah Marr


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I am a versatile designer, ranging from online, interactive media, to print and video/sound; my latest passion is book design. One of the most delightful things in being both an author and designer is that I get to design my own books. As a creative consultant, I have designed books for other authors and helped them get published.

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