Layout for Heroine Role-Playing Game
A few months ago, Josh Jordan hired me to do the layout on the Heroine RPG books, featuring female heroes in portal fantasy adventures in the spirit of Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland. He also had J.R. Blackwell do the art for the corebook, a series of photos with really cool makeup and a striking on-location setting.
I've done layout on a previous book featuring J.R.'s photography and the challenge is always letting the original photography stand strong on its own without too much ornamentation to distract from it. The layout has to complement the art, not compete with it. Hope I did her work justice!
The second book also used photography, but all pulled from public domain resources in the Library of Congress database.
Check out the slideshow above for the covers and some double-page spreads from the books! If you can't see the slideshow, check out the images below.