The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

We were commissioned to design this 256pp illustrated treasury as a follow-up title to Hans Christian Andersen, which we’d worked on the year before.

Our brief was to create a beautiful, contemporary-classic, hardbound treasury for older children, featuring eleven of the Grimm’s most famous tales. With a higher text-to-artwork ratio than many treasuries we’ve worked on, we needed to ensure the layouts remained exciting and interesting, and achieved this by creating a variety of full bleed pages, bookplate frames and spot arts interspersed with single-colour decorative embellishments and a sensitive play on negative space.

Overview

A 256pp treasury of classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales, beautifully illustrated by selected artists

Various authors and illustrators

Client

Parragon

Services

Typesetting
Layout scamps
Artist briefing
Project management

Skills

Book Design