A Game of Thrones and A Dance With Dragons uses calligraphy drawn with wooden sticks, while A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords and A Feast for Crows utilises woodblock printing.
I designed each title to be a reference to the title itself, or a visual interpretation of the title using letterforms—angled 3D-like letters picturing navigating through the game with orchestrated scheming and machinations, disorganised ‘clashing’ of letters in a jumble, sharp letterforms crossing one another, scattered letters like crows, and smooth calligraphy in a dance-like flow.
This was an effort to communicate visually purely through lettering, without the use of any background images. A consistent placement of the titles with the series title and author’s name brings them together as a body of work, while the use of various text colours differentiates the titles from one another.
Made for GRAP2682 Experimental Typography, Master of Communication Design RMIT.