The Sign of the Four
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
This project involved designing and typesetting an entire book. I chose "The Sign of the Four," by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The book centers around Sherlock Holmes solving the Mystery of Ms. Morstan's case. I wanted the book to have an Old English look to it and also relate it back to old book design. This involved large type and decorative illustrations. For the title I chose a type that I thought had a mysterious and bold look to it. The corners are a representation of a compass, which I think goes well with a Sherlock Holmes mystery novel. Just like a compass helps you find your way, Holmes always finds a way to solve a mystery.