Designed, typeset, illustrated chapter book. A modern version of the epic poem Beowulf. Translation by Francis Gunmere.
The book features over 25 half and full spread illustrations, focusing on the most important moments in Beowulf’s story. These illustrations put a modern spin on the classic poem, which is traditionally left un-illustrated. I wanted to avoid something expected, so I steered clear of medieval or celtic illustrations, and instead focused on collages. The project began with character design, and expanded to encompass scene illustrations, page line illustrations, and half- and full-spread illustrations. The battles, triumphs, and magic of the story are highlighted in the illustrations.