Typeface Design for a book by Gloomphim House

I was commissioned by Gloomphim House, a Thai indie press, to design the cover for their book, วรรณกรรมดำดิ่ง (literally “literature takes a dive” or “literary dives”). The main request was to have a unique typeface for the title. I came up with this design, an effort to create a downward motion with a kind of “weathered surface” feel in the typeface.

The book is a collection of essays on various literary works, written by the award-winning critic Jirat Chalermsanyakon (จิรัฏฐ์ เฉลิมแสนยากร), who is also a talented fiction writer in his own right.

This is the cover design for the book:

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

I made this illustration for the new cover (second print-run) of the Thai translation (by Kong Pahurak) of Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, published by Typhoon Books. The general intention was to make it look like a movie poster in a poppy symbolist style, or a panel from a weird graphic novel. It’s not a style of drawing I do very often, but I really wish I had an ongoing project that required this kind of work because it’s so enjoyable and satisfying.