︎ illustration
︎ books & covers
︎ printmaking





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Title
Mock Book Cover Designs
Context
Personal work
Info

An ongoing series of book covers I’ve been making for fun. Keep checking back!



Title
Book Cover for The Angel Tiger and Other Stories
Context
Client: Epigram Books

AD: Edmund Wee
Info

Designed and illustrated the cover for The Angel Tiger, a collection of short stories by Barrie Sherwood. Hand lettering by Qinyi Lim.

This book was awarded the Singapore Book Award for Best Book Cover Design in 2020.

Title
Curious Coffins and Bizarre Burials: Death Rituals Around the World
Context
Thesis Project
Info

Selected spreads and a spot illustration from a nonfiction picture book pitch about death rituals around the world. The book is aimed at children aged 10–14, inspired by my love for anthropology and morbid trivia growing up. The book surveys the many religious and funerary traditions across the globe; how we grieve, and how we dispose of and remember our dead.

Title
Book Cover for This Could Be Home: Raffles Hotel and the City of Tomorrow
Context
Client: Epigram Books

AD: Edmund Wee
Info

Designed and illustrated the cover for Pico Iyer’s travel memoir This Could Be Home. Published cover above, killed version below. Hand lettering by Qinyi Lim!

Title
Book Jacket for The Pillars of the Earth
Context
Part of Cover Me!
Info

A historical epic about the building of the greatest gothic cathedral the world has ever known, and the fates and fortunes of the people it brings together (and tears apart).

The book features a huge cast of characters and spans decades, so my jacket features a brief introductory comic alongside an incomplete character glossary on the flaps.

© YY Liak, 2023