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.
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 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. Cut letters from a newspaper were scanned and used to
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 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
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.
The target market inspired the cover; commercial images of tools form the letters “DIY”; the title is a metallic-looking embossed
This design emulates the screen of the Matrix: the title swirls as if going down a drain.
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 interior of the book is designed to show the card on the left side and the description/meaning of the card on the right.
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
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