Book of Horror+

The Book of Horror (White Lion Publishing) offers an in depth analysis of the scariest movies ever made and examines what makes them so frightening. Each essay is supported with a ‘scare-o-graph’ infographic that visually charts the building tension throughout the movie. Given the subject matter, we developed an appropriate dark theme – black with occasional red highlights were the only colours used throughout the book. The mood was further enhanced by Barney Bodoano’s wonderfully atmospheric illustrations. The cover is a quarter-bound hardback using real black linen cloth around the spine. The front cover also features gold foil blocking. We hoped to spray the edges of the pages black too, but the budget was too restrictive.