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My best choices for the new book font and reasons why:
3. (shown as plain set type for now, w/o the special ink effect seen on 7.) is easy to read, calm, neither too feminine nor too masculine, nor too young nor too old. Has a softness, will read well, even at the smaller sizes of the book’s text (which can be set in black).
7. (shown w/ the special ink effect in two colors) has the most personality, looks fantastic w/ the effect b/c of the thicks and thins. Is cheerful and lively. Gives great movement.
4. (shown as plain set type for now, w/o the special ink effect seen on 7.) is the softest, clear, clean, simple, still has thicks and thins and flourish but has a more steady baseline and therefore more meditative. View high resolution

My best choices for the new book font and reasons why:

3. (shown as plain set type for now, w/o the special ink effect seen on 7.) is easy to read, calm, neither too feminine nor too masculine, nor too young nor too old. Has a softness, will read well, even at the smaller sizes of the book’s text (which can be set in black).

7. (shown w/ the special ink effect in two colors) has the most personality, looks fantastic w/ the effect b/c of the thicks and thins. Is cheerful and lively. Gives great movement.

4. (shown as plain set type for now, w/o the special ink effect seen on 7.) is the softest, clear, clean, simple, still has thicks and thins and flourish but has a more steady baseline and therefore more meditative.

Test of new ink effect for book typography. View high resolution

Test of new ink effect for book typography.

Four new comps developed for Morning Star Homes to use as the publisher mark for her two new books. She chose to go with logo “A”. View high resolution

Four new comps developed for Morning Star Homes to use as the publisher mark for her two new books. She chose to go with logo “A”.

Spring site banner for client’s store page, in English and Spanish. View high resolution

Spring site banner for client’s store page, in English and Spanish.

Another sample of a Shelley-ized author photo. I make people look as they REALLY are inside. View high resolution

Another sample of a Shelley-ized author photo. I make people look as they REALLY are inside.

Proposed full-color press logomark for Laguna Press.
Abstract Illustration inspired by photographs of Laguna Beach coastline, slightly reminiscent of stained glass.
Custom lettering for Logotype based on font “Epistolar” in the style of old Mexican Christian literary works. View high resolution

Proposed full-color press logomark for Laguna Press.

Abstract Illustration inspired by photographs of Laguna Beach coastline, slightly reminiscent of stained glass.

Custom lettering for Logotype based on font “Epistolar” in the style of old Mexican Christian literary works.

Morning Star Holmes, MA
Designs for Transitional Wisdom and its companion Action Journal, important Guides for Healthy Aging and Completing Life with Dignity.
Color-blocked background pattern and color palette of Action Journal based on the architecture seen in background of the main book behind the author. View high resolution

Morning Star Holmes, MA

Designs for Transitional Wisdom and its companion Action Journal, important Guides for Healthy Aging and Completing Life with Dignity.

Color-blocked background pattern and color palette of Action Journal based on the architecture seen in background of the main book behind the author.

Ms. Holmes’ selected cover. Now onto the companion workbook… View high resolution

Ms. Holmes’ selected cover. Now onto the companion workbook…

Winged limpid leaf, viridescently bright, minute bellows powerfully dire, were these fragmented limbs made at the edges of a tapering beak? View high resolution

Winged limpid leaf, viridescently bright, minute bellows powerfully dire, were these fragmented limbs made at the edges of a tapering beak?

Four Cover design comps prepared for MS. Holmes first and important work, Transitional Wisdom.

She found the one she loved in the selection above and we are proceeding to begin the interior layout in two weeks. View high resolution

Four Cover design comps prepared for MS. Holmes first and important work, Transitional Wisdom.

She found the one she loved in the selection above and we are proceeding to begin the interior layout in two weeks.

My comp index with brief design notes for my wonderful Art Director at the publisher and an exact, high-resolution, RE-CREATION of the selected winning design, seen in recent post below.

Thrilled with this cover; appealing, gender neutral, modern/retro, playful with an edge, salty. I would be proud to be seen reading this book.

Thrilled to have designed the top cover for Robert Thurman and Sharon Salzberg’s new title for their wonderful publisher. The second design was just for fun!

Excited to have been engaged to design the cover for Mr. Gounelle’s second title for the wonderful publisher. Above are FIVE initial comps designed for The Man Who Risked It All, the next in the series after, The Man Who Wanted To Be Happy, which can be seen here.

ROUND 2 developed comps for Transitional Wisdom by Morning Star Holmes. View high resolution

ROUND 2 developed comps for Transitional Wisdom by Morning Star Holmes.

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