Tuesday, 19 January 2010

The Joy of Books

I've recently received some samples of book covers which feature my lettering.

I do a lot of work for the publishing industry and enjoy seeing styles change as the designers I work for tackle the constant problem of standing out in a competitive market. Recent years have seen the development of the author logo which is designed for use across a range of books and help to promote the author as a recognisable brand.

Hand lettered titles are designed to work with specific photos or illustrations so often give a cover a more personal, emotive and unified feel. I work in a wide range of lettering styles from chick lit to historical and love the variety the commissions give me. I also get to work for some of my favourite authors so it's not surprising that publishing jobs are some of my favourites!

You can see more of my lettering for books in my word>publishing folder on my website.

2 comments:

  1. Love these Ruth! Thanks for sharing. Very interesting to learn about an author's logo and branding.

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