Covers for  The Shadow Over Innsmouth  and  The Picture of Dorian Gray

Covers for The Shadow Over Innsmouth and The Picture of Dorian Gray

BOOKS

Typography and layout design for H.P. Lovecraft's The Shadow Over Innsmouth and Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray.

The Shadow Over Innsmouth process:
This project is a 92-page book combining the text an H.P. Lovecraft short story with related digital art from various artists. I chose Bodoni as the typeface for this work because I felt it reflects the atmosphere of the story with its stark but decorative serifs. A flowing structure of spreads was developed for the books, cascading between four, five, one, three, and two image spreads, pausing occasionally for a chapter title and accompanying full text spread. The overlapping images on some spreads create interesting hierarchies while keeping the text in line. The pull quotes fit into the 6-column grid in a number of places, adding further variety to the reader's experience.