Print Design (concept)
The History of Dying Stars is a book of poetry and art written by Oscar S. Cisneros, a Mexican-American attorney and poet living and working in the Los Angeles area. The book features more than 80 poems and sixteen works of art by twelve different artists, including the author’s mother, Leticia Rendon. Each work of art – paintings, mixed media illustrations, photographs, photo illustrations and digital artworks – was specifically commissioned to visually interpret a single poem in the book.
The focus of this concept design presented to the author was to utilize clustered typography of some of the poetry to reveal one of the celestial paintings and serve as a backdrop for the title treatment.