Monday, 28 July 2014

Title Page and Spine Lettering for Lang Fairy Tales, The Folio Society

Even if you’re not a fairy tale fanatic as I am, who could fail to be inspired by these beautifully written stories by renowned folk tale writer and collector, Andrew Lang.

Gloriously illustrated by Caitlin Hackett and Kate Baylay, these luxuriant, boxed tomes, the Olive and Lilac Fairy Books, published by The Folio Society, are reminiscent of the old, linen-bound Edwardian books in my collection from childhood. With this in mind, I took Edwardian type as my inspiration and drew up the letters by hand, fitting them line by line within the illustrative borders of the title pages.

You can see more work I've done for both children's and adults books in the publishing folder on my portfolio site.

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