Rembrandt's Comet

Rembrandt's Comet

A year ago I was referred to a most wonderful creative couple with self publishing dreams. After a first online video meeting they opened their world to me and invited me on their journey. The first book was The Foldings, followed by Slim Island, a second version of The Foldings, and then Stratosphere, all written by Gordon Kurby (his pseudonym). All of these books were the testing phase for the true baby, his recent book release, Rembrandt’s Comet.

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Slim Island

Slim Island
"Protect our planet, it's natural beauty, the many graces and wondrous art. You are in possession of a spectacular place that we all share. Be wise curators of a fragile world."

I had to start this post by highlighting a section of the dedication of my second independent published book, Slim Island, with Gordon Kurby. It is these types of messages that I desire to help share with our human race. The more that we empower our younger generations to make positive impacts sooner, the better it will be for them and our race in the long run.

This is the second hardcover book I designed for Gordon. This version compared to The Foldings was originally intended to be part of a two-part publication. In the end, the author chose to publish this one as a standalone to be associated with it's 'pair' down the road. This was a fictional story without images so we chose Ingramspark's black and white content printing. We chose the cream colour text to allow for easy reading on the eyes. The paper quality was the basic 50# text weight and though there is some see-through on the pages, overall it has a wonderful feel.

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The Foldings

The Foldings

The Foldings was our first publication project and was taken on as a trial for us to work on together to see if we were a good fit, as well to test out the book publishing services of Ingramspark. The dream of any author is to hold in their hands a hardcover copy of their hopes and dreams. So, of course, we worked to design a full-colour hardcover with a dust jacket. After research of the options that were out there. The client was looking for an online publisher that could offer a variety of formats (softcover and hardcover) as well provides international distribution as they had an inventory of books to design and publish who would have a market in Europe.

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