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 during the year to design the cover of their prestigious diary. I was picked to design the cover of their 2022 cover which is sent to customers and industry contacts. 

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 my font, Rig Sans.


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