The Great Dominions – cover design

The Great Dominions – cover design

I’ve been working on the cover for my novel ‘The Great Dominions’ and here it is in its more-or-less finished form. The type is Blackletter HPLHS, a hand-drawn gothic font based on the lettering of French heraldic engraver Charles Demengeot, and is available as a free download here. The background is a detail from the Joshua Belanger piece.

Inspiration came from various places, but in particular I’ve always been fond of John Blanche’s fantastical illuminations, such as this detail from one of his artefacts:

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