Cover for  Cardboard Leisure: A Guide to Modern Board Games

Cover for Cardboard Leisure: A Guide to Modern Board Games

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Typography, layout, and writing for Cardboard Leisure: A Guide to Modern Board Games. 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.