The Avatars of Eden

This book is about creating a “heaven on Earth,” therefore, the image on the cover shows the sun rising over the curvature of the Earth.

Cover Typography
TradeGothic LT Extended
Avenir Book

Interior Typography
Body: Adobe Garamond Pro
Title Page: iNked God and Optima
Chapter Heads: Univers 45 Light
Chapter Head Initial Cap: iNked God


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The Avatars of Eden is the sequel to Unplug From the Matrix.

Illustration and Design Copyright 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 Creative Life in 365 Degrees

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

The Myth of Race

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.

Anonymous was a Woman

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.

Make Me an Offer I Can’t Refuse

The “gangsta” theme of this book provoked a title made from a ransom note. Cut letters from a newspaper were scanned and used to

The Visionary

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.”

Which World do You Live in?

Living in Passion

The Illusion of Enemies

Harry Potter and the Practice of Real Magic

On Creativity

Creative Blocks

Trickle-Up Economics

The Tarot Key

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. A special technique

The Lost Boy

Sometimes the best solution is a subtle one. The word “Lost” hides out in the open, while the reflection of the boy in the water is indistinct, like a distant memory.

Do it Yourself Tarot

The target market inspired the cover; commercial images of tools form the letters “DIY”; the title is a metallic-looking embossed

Unplug From the Matrix

This design emulates the screen of the Matrix: the title swirls as if going down a drain.

The Avatars of Eden

This book is about creating a “heaven on Earth,” therefore, the image on the cover shows the sun rising over the curvature of the Earth.

The Tarot of Creativity LWB

The interior of the book is designed to show the card on the left side and the description/meaning of the card on the right.

The Invisible Man

A redesign of a classic. In the book, the protagonist could be seen only while he was covered in bandages, conveying his isolation and power at the same time

Do It Yourself Kindle Publishing

A book that uses the metaphor of building a home features a power saw on the cover. The subtitle is embedded in the middle of the

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