A series of covers designed for Northern Lace Press. The first four are for a series of workbooks; the last is a poster for a new book (still in the design stage). All of these were featured on a printed brochure that will be available at the London Book Fair this week.
Day’s Eye (an early form of the word “daisy”) contracted with me to design a logo based on the work I had done for the Tell Them of Us film and related items. It was to echo a sister business, Crow’s Eye, but not look exactly the same. I was able to track down the fonts used in the Crow’s Eye logo and imitate the size and placement of the type. The icon that accompanies it came about as I was playing with a number of concepts: camera aperture (the “eye”), eye movement, and gerbera daisies.
This is an example of a great collaboration between the client (Northern Lace Press) and the designer (me). The client had a rough sketch. I refined the design and chose the font. Originally this was all one color (black), but later the client wanted to add color, suggesting blue or green. We settled on the gradient so that the round symbol could continue to act both as a ball of yarn and an expression of the earth.
The Centenary Stitches banner was created from images used in the book of the same name. This banner was used on the wall posters in the exhibit which explained various aspects of costuming the film as well as clothing in the UK during WW1. The Coats & Caps for Children is the cover for a book of patterns offered at no charge to visitors to the exhibition. The background image is a recreation of the original cover, updated for the modern version of the patterns contained therein. For this booklet I designed the cover, designed and typeset the inner pages, and I updated the five vintage knitting patterns contained in it.