This design emulates the screen of the Matrix: the title swirls as if going down a drain. The production of this design required that I recreate the numbers / letters 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.
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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 […]