Celestial Journey

Celestial Journey book cover

This book is a collection of essays.

Illustration: A sailboat, rendered as a negative image, sails through a daytime sky, implying dreamlike visions and surreal content.

Design: The single italic letter in the title subtly implies movement.

Celestial Journey frontispiece
Celestial Journey interior spread

Cover Typography
ITC Gaillard
Gill Sans

Interior Typography
Body: Adobe Garamond Pro
Title Page: ITC Gaillard, Gill Sans Light
Chapter Heads: Gill Sans Light
Chapter Head Initial Cap: ITC Benguiat

Illustration and Design Aliyah Marr

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Illustration and Design Aliyah Marr


Book Design

Hidden GrandMa

Hidden Grandma

A children’s book that “hides” Grandma in ever-more ridiculous places. Design and branding: part of the “I Love my Grands” series.

No Time Like the Present

Stark, bright posterized illustrative style underlines the title in the artwork with the shadow of the runner that points to her future romantic interest in the distance.

The Creative Life in 365 Degrees

The cover uses very simple graphics; a circle in an elliptical orbit around the title. The image offers a visual pun that contrasts the idea of 365 days vs. 360

The Myth of Race

The image is of a push-up toy that I bought in Chelsea a few years ago. Tension is conveyed by the jarring offset of the foreground and background colors.