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Emma Prew Graphic Designer

BRANDING & CAMPAIGN
Love Japan
Thompson Puppets
Screen Actions 2013
Cornwall Film Festival 2013
Tremough 2013
FXU Awards 2013
FXU Facts
FXU Union General Meetings
Cornwall Film Festival 2012
Tall Tales & Short Stories
Walkways
Loci

EDITORIAL & BOOK DESIGN
Love Japan Magazine: Issue 2
Five Thousand Miles
The Seven Wonders of Milton Keynes
Friends of Bude Sea Pool
FXU Handbook 2012/13
Chuck Ragan Facts
Rain
Midsummer/Midwinter
Dissertation
Tales of the Otori
Revival Café
A Book of Trees
First Things First
The Child Who…
Endangered Languages

ILLUSTRATION
Christmas Tree Cards
Last.fm Pitch Visuals
FXU Hoodie 2012/13
Genre vs. Type
Grimm's Fairy Tales
Dueling Kazoos
James & the Giant Peach
British Firsts

MUSIC DESIGN
Glory Days
The ReVox Sessions
What a Rotter of a Day
The EP
Straight to Vinyl
Before I Eat My Eyes And Ears
Jazzlines Ensemble
Peter Parker

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TALES OF THE OTORI
Book Design


The Tales of the Otori, by Lian Hearn, is a historical fantasy series of books set in a fictional feudal era of Japan. There have been many different cover designs, with the books being published worldwide. I wanted to create a unified set of books that reflect the brilliant series, and their relationship to one another.

The white graphics on the front of the books represent a theme within that book. For example, the sword on  Across the Nightingale Floor represents honor, hence the tagline "A Tale of Honor". The little heron symbol brings the series together. A heron is the symbol for the Otori who are the main characters of the books, and lend their name to the series' title. I have associated a different colour with each book which is clearly reflected on the spines.

I designed six simple bookmarks to accompany the box set, these feature the clans that appear in the series with their symbols and a small explanation.


Across the Nightingale Floor

Grass for his pillow

Brilliance of the Moon



Heaven's Net is Wide

All books

Books in box



Bookmarks


Photographs taken by Josh Matthewman.