Ghost Stories: Award winning illustration
Illustrative type for the prestigious Folio Society and House of Illustration book illustration competition, 2015. The submission requirement was to produce a cover design and images depicting three of the short stories in the forthcoming book, ‘The Folio Collection of Ghost Stories’.
I took the opportunity to experiment with a few lettering styles and blending lettering and illustration in various ways.
I was shortlisted as a runner-up from around 400 entries.
The tentacled guardian that awaits behind the stone cross with seven eyes. “I believe I am now acquainted with the extremity of terror and repulsion which a man can endure without loosing his mind.” Small text: Banshee.
While exploring "bird haunted" marshlands, two friends take refuge from a storm in the spooky house. The plants (stylised Sea Lavender) and various birds based on those mentioned in the text. Small text: Meridien. “…just as we reached the spit of land on which the house stood, a jagged sword of lightning flickered down…”
The ghostly ship’s porthole in cabin 105 that is repeatedly opened by the undead horror in the upper berth. “I was roused by a draught of cold air, and by distinctly feeling the spray of the sea blown upon my face.”