Art of the Grimoire
An illustrated history of magic books, from ancient papyri to pulp paperbacks. The book takes a global overview, looking at Egyptian and Greek papyri, ancient Chinese bamboo scripts, South American pulp prints, and Japanese demon encyclopedias, among other examples.
The cover and interior was designed using a range of textured paper backgrounds making the book feel like an arcane object. The cover typography was picked out with gold foil giving it further tactile qualities.
Client: Yale University Press