Kingsville Mysteries

Design Notes: All three books in this 1960s family mystery series were recovered and reformatted at the same time by Woven Red, resulting in a beautiful consistency outside and in. The background sketches on the  second and third books started as full-colour photographs. The same bird silhouettes were used on all three covers. I have … Continue reading Kingsville Mysteries

Teaching in the Spirit

Design Notes: A cheerful presentation of a serious subject, teaching young children, written by a teacher for teachers.

Fragile

Design Notes: Author Susan Riseng Hunter wanted to present her memoir as poetry. She chose a dramatic black and white image which I framed up close and personal, into the heart of the fragile dahlia. The font was also chosen for its fragile nature.   

Yosemite Farewell

Design Notes: Author JoAnn Levy obtained permission from the California State Library to use ‘Indian Woman Panning Out Gold,’ from Hutchings’ Illustrated California Magazine, Vol. III, 1859 on the front cover. The title font is based on the Clarendon font registered by Robert Besley and the Fann Street Foundry in 1845. Inside, rather than using … Continue reading Yosemite Farewell

Narvadack book cover

Narvadack

Design Notes: Author Linda Smolarek had 41 charming illustrations by Maureen Heroux sprinkled throughout her children's book to highlight the plot. The larger illustrations were sized the full width of the page while the smaller images were nestled into the text. Using a canoe as a whimsical scene break completed this appealing book.

Teacher Growth Trajectory

Design Notes: Dr. Sternberg wanted a plain cover for his text book, so a neutral blue with a discreet shadow was used. The introduction is numbered with roman numerals. Each chapter title is repeated in the headers. The forms in the appendices were also provided in an 8.5" x 11" pdf for download and use … Continue reading Teacher Growth Trajectory

Catwalk Series

Design Notes: The author wanted to use images and fonts to brand her series of six books. After viewing three samples, Suzy chose a combination of sans serif and script fonts to express her feelings about her books. The shoe and heart image were provided by Suzy for her exclusive use at Woven Red. "Recently … Continue reading Catwalk Series

Taste the Silence

Design Notes: Poetry has greater freedom in interior formatting. Here selected words are highlighted to draw emphasis to the poet's message. Each poem is centred vertically on the page for visual balance. Covers are free from the dictates of genre, and can be just about any image that pleases the poet. Here is a painting of shoreline … Continue reading Taste the Silence