The Folio Diary

A prestigious project with a twist of fun

I came at the project sideways

Annually the Folio Society chooses one illustrator/designer they've worked with during the year to design the cover of their prestigious diary, which is sent to customers and industry contacts. I was picked to design the cover of their 2022 diary.  

The brief was wide open and of course, being me, I wanted to draw huge 3D figures and combine them with patterns.

Of the three options I put forward, the chosen design is a twist on my usual approach. Rather than decorate the face of the letters, I thought it might be fun to focus on their extruded sides. The patterns contains little images of the four seasons: snowdrops, strawberries, mushrooms and icicles.

The cover title is set in one of my fonts, Rig Sans.

The Folio Society Diary artwork | Jamie Clarke Type
The Folio Society Diary Sketch 2 | Jamie Clarke Type
The Folio Society Diary Sketch 3 | Jamie Clarke Type
The Folio Society Diary Sketch | Jamie Clarke Type

Thumbnail options exploring various combinations of pattern and lettering.

The Folio Society Diary book cover | Jamie Clarke Type

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