Ghost Stories

Award-winning lettering & illustration

I had this crazy idea…

I entered the prestigious Folio Society and House of Illustration book illustration competition, with a lettering concept. 

The submission requirement was to produce one cover design and three illustrations, each depicting one of the stories in the forthcoming book The Folio Collection of Ghost Stories.

I decided to enter each piece with a large letters as the basis for each illustration

The idea seemed to appeal to the judges and my entry was selected as a finalist from over 400 entries. The work was exhibited in Central London and published in the national press.

I took the opportunity to experiment with a variety of lettering styles and typography, blending the letters and illustration. 

Each of the stories is set around the Victorian era, so each letter makes visual reference to printed ephemera from this period. Plants, animals, ghouls and other details described in each tale become decorative or structural elements that flesh out each of the designs.


Ghost Stories Book Illustration 'J' competition runner-up | Jamie Clarke Type
Ghost Stories Book Illustration '105' competition runner-up | Jamie Clarke Type
Ghost Stories Book Illustration 'T' competition runner-up | Jamie Clarke Type
Ghost Stories Book cover design, Illustration competition runner-up | Jamie Clarke Type

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