Gleeman’s Tales

Gleeman’s Tales is a post-apocalytic fantasy novel following a bard who tells tales of a forgotten Earth. Ancestors of those who survived, are now living in a world without technology and without knowledge of the world we live in today. I was given the opportunity to collaborate with an illustrator to create the front cover of Matthew Travagline’s debut novel. I chose a traditional serif typeface: Kepler, due to the classical setting and the idea of a traditional storyteller.

For the inside of the novel, I continued with Kepler, but made the chapter titles a bit more modern by placing them in bold caps. The dialogue is very unique and helps guide the audience through the complexities of the story. I decide to highlight those lines of text by separating them from the rest by one line space and placing them in italics.

Illustration by Gabriella Padilla


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