Happy New Year! Hope you had an awesome holiday season (I know, I know.. I’m a little late). I spent mine going to Ireland for a wedding, exploring Amsterdam and training my cats, Lola and Olly, to use the toilet (yes, like on Meet the Fockers). I can’t believe most of January has flown on by already.
I’d like to share the latest project I’ve posted to my site!
I was totally excited to have the opportunity to work on the classic tale - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! After reading the story and checking out Antonio’s Caparo’s beautiful work, I knew I had to do something fancy to do this gorgeous picture book justice.
I started off with some sketches for the lettering and “75th Anniversary” emblem. Presented them to the awesome art director, Chani Yammer, and she was on board! When she told me we had foil, embossing and spot uv specs we both drooled and did the dance of joy for a few minutes (true story - almost). I continued designing while keeping the specs in mind for the jacket - “We could add foil on the front, the back and the flaps of the book jacket? Oh.. my… goodness!” I created a frame and other ornate details that could be used on the cover (in gold foil - ohh la la!) and accent certain pages of the interiors. Also, I created drop caps for the interiors, based on the “Rudolph” lettering, to break up the copy a bit. This book was truly an awesome project to work on. Seeing it early on and through production was a completely satisfying experience. However, hearing the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer song playing my head most of the time… was not. :D