Author of two classy science fiction novels (covers designed by Chameleon), Cassian Brown has put together a website to showcase his work. Apart from excerpting an exciting sequence from Baxter Mariah, he links to the many ebook and print purveyors of his work, offers signed copies, a newsletter signup and biographical information. A next step might be to link to other writers and science-fiction oriented websites, to locate himself in the online sci-fi ecosystem. A link to his twitter account (EllameinePress) might also be useful.
An elderly man takes a cruise to re-start his life after the death of his wife. He discovers that he cannot escape from the reality of his situation, but gains some solace in the company of often fractious strangers. We wanted to convey the basic concept of 'sailing into the sunset' with a simple geometric composition, torn edges, informal type and bright contrasting colours.
For this draft of a local Festivals program we needed to adhere to a certain corporate colour palette and also make reference to a corporate 'swirl' (see the base of the image). We took elements of the swirl and employed them throughout the A3 double-sided brochure, and set some type to follow the curving lines and thus add visual interest. The typeface used is the elegant HF&J Archer, mentioned before on this blog.
Drivers have a hard time on the Great Ocean Road — torn between vistas of forest and sea and keeping their vehicles on the road. The Road runs from just south of Geelong, past Apollo Bay and Cape Otway, alongside the Twelve Apostles and on into the windswept cliffs and beaches of Western Victoria. Our client painted a panorama of the Road and its attractions, and wanted to sell it at information centres in the region. We scanned and stitched together the metre long artwork, adding circular images of attractions and trying not to obscure any important information.
Our task was to convey the contemplative mindset of prayer without resorting to overt displays of religious symbolism. Sacred Space is a book of prayer published each year by the Irish Jesuits. After a long search through uninspiring imagery, we finally found a beautiful, tonally balanced photograph ready for the addition of type. We used Museo Slab at a variety of weights for both impact and delicacy.
For departing Year Twelve students, their yearbook has sentimental significance — the last memento of thirteen long K-12 years of education. We tried for an unusual effect — the face of every single student in the entire school (the back cover had another few hundred faces), some converted into black and white and others still in colour. The layout took quite a while, but our clients were happy with the result.