Book: Voices

detail of illustratio for voices of the acorn poetry book

‘Voices of the Acorn’ Book Design & Illustration. Poems by pupils of St.Patrick’s Post Primary School. Edited by Ann Egan

illustration and design for voices of the acorn poetry book
Above: Design, front and back

Case Study

This was a nice one. Because it was many years ago—before I could even use a computer!—I needed assistance in digitally putting it together, and preparing it for print, but the illustrations and the design concept were my own. I really wasn’t a designer at all at the time. It was all a baffling mystery to me how it was done!

It was lovely painting an idealised image of the County Kildare countryside that I spent so many happy times in as a kid. That’s the Hill of Allen there in the distance. I used to view it from atop the Motte and Bailey overlooking the canal in Naas town, during my School lunchbreaks as I ate my sandwiches.

painted illustration for voices of the acorn poetry book
Above: The original painted illustration of a Kildare scene, Hill of Allen in distance.

Cover Illustrations & Cover Design Concept: John White
Medium: Watercolour, Polychromos, Ink, Photoshop, Quark Xpress
Client/Editor: Ann Egan