Captured, The Finlay's and the Fae

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‘Captured’ is my soujourn into the world of book design. When Lisa M. Birk asked me to create the design and inner illustrations, it was meant to be something simple. But once I began researching and discovering the complexity of Celtic art and design, I knew I would not be able to keep it simple. Lisa has created a beautiful, intricate story. I wanted to create a book cover, as well as interior, that felt beautiful and intricate as well. This book was written with much love and now has a design that is worthy of it.
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TYPOGRAPHY

I hand drew the ‘Captured’ typography to be a reflection of Celtic design, but slighty modernized. For the subtext I looked for a typeface that would feel Celtic, but not too
overdone. I was delighted to discover Celtic Garamond Pro. The rest of the book was set in Garamond. Requiem Italic was used on the chapter headings and dedication for it’s ligatures.
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SYMBOLISM

The Celtic symbols and artwork that I created to use throughout the book all have special significance that relates back to the story.

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Client: Time Weaver Press // Art Direction: Lisa M. Burke