This design emulates the screen of the Matrix: the title swirls as if going down a drain. I recreated the characters of the Matrix movie screen, which I created in electric blue, while the title is in the original Matrix green. Then I used a swirl effect to swirl the screen and title.
I have a lot of fun designing book interiors. I like to make the book beautiful and easy to read. Following are some spreads from the book.
ITC Lubalin Graph
Futura Medium and Bold Condensed
Body copy: Adobe Garamond Pro Regular
Quotes: Futura Light Oblique
Chapter heads and footnotes: Futura Light
Chapter head initial cap: Brothers of Metal
Icons: Nucleus One
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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.
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.