Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The Name of the Rose - book cover design

I've always wanted to design covers for my favourite books. To start I chose Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose. Lettering is inspired by medieval black letter and floral ornaments (interwoven rose stems with thorns) since the story is set in1327. For texture and colour I tried out different worn textile covers, leather and gold leaf (a bit OTT I know..). More about the book.