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 emboss effect.
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 image 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.
Univers 67 Bold Condensed
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
Another of my 3D illustrations, in this case, I place a cube of a face on top of the right eye of another face and shot it at an angle. A visual pun on the word, “visionary.”
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.
The 3D illustration was created by pouring sand over a painting of Venus by Sandro Botticelli. Then I created a swirl to reveal the lips.
The “gangsta” theme of this book provoked a title made from a ransom note.