Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Book Design

Over the past month I've been working on book design. I've been researching a number of different elements. Last week I looked at old children's books dating back 100's of years courtesy of the MMU's special collection. One gem I found in there was Rip Van Winkle illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

Rackham has always been one of my favourite illustrators so it was enlightening to see all of the plates rather than the select few images you find in art books.

The design for, Tooth and Nail,' will be more of a tip of the hat to, 'Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide: To the Fantastic World Around You.' This really is a beautifully designed book with great attention to detail and illustrated by Tony Diterlizzi. This is why I keep referring back to it again and again.


For more of Tony Diterlizzi's work check out his site.

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