Sometimes the best solution is a subtle one. Here the word “Lost” hides out in the open, while the image shows only the reflection of the lost boy in the water; indistinct, like a distant memory. The word, “Lost” is in the same blue as the water below, and the image of the upside-down boy projects downward from the word, calling attention to the boy’s reflection.
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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 […]