This second project with a beloved, award-winning client & writing coach was my favorite project up until that point (but aren’t they all our favorites?). Cynthia Gregory’s short story collection, What is Possible From Here, is as beautiful in words on the interior as it is in images on the cover.
Her original, minimalistic idea blossomed into a lush color-rich cover, created with a gilded texture over a background of antique peonies, and I then added a 3D effect to it using layers and shadows. We opted to print the book in hardcover as well as paperback and ebook, because it feels more luxurious in your hand.
The interior, while minimal, is clean and easy to read, allowing the reader to get lost in the stories rather than be distracted by too many graphics. The simple “dragonfly” scroll from the front cover is used to mark the end of each story.
I also designed Cynthia’s logo for her new imprint, Mayacamas Press, which is a simple green triangle representing the mountains of its namesake. As an extra perk, I created some cozy social media graphics for her to use in promotion of her book.