The objective of this project was to take a piece of classic literature and create a special edition design for the novel. I chose to pull inspiration from the era in which the story takes place, taking from ornate designs and flourishes of crystal and gold. This project explored the use of hand-lettering with typography and layout design.
The next step of this process was designing the book interior. As a special edition book, I wanted to play with classic typefaces for the body text and with more elegant and sweeping fonts for the chapter headings.