I love working with flowing lines that form recognisable shapes that eventually and hopefuly draw an image reflecting the stories on the books pages.
The Star of Panghulo was written by Patricio Mariano (Ang Tala sa Panghulo, 1913) and here translated by Soledad S. Reyes. Ma’am Sol provided the concept for the cover “a silhoutte of a woman in a simple Filipino dress typically worn in the 1890s by peasant, with her bilao laden with items”. I personally love how it turned out, the smokey lines providin a bit of intrigue.
Lambang Ika, Kita Gabos is a book published by the Ateneo de Naga Univerity Press and the Czech Embassy in Manila. It is an anthology of stories by the illustrious Czech author Karel Čapek translated in the Bikol languages. 31 local writers and illustrators lent their talents in the making of this book.
The faces in the cover may symbolise the multiple stories housed in the book, but I actually based it on the title which roughly translates to Each One, Everyone of Us.