ABOVE WORLD trilogy by Jenn Reese

Interior design for middle-grade fantasy trilogy & art direction for illustrated jacket for final book


By using the jacket display type and a surreal font on the chapter openers, the interior of these books picks up on both the fantasy and futuristic dystopian themes of the stories,  while still clearly being for a middle-grade audience. Since this design needed to be easily applicable across multiple titles and still stand on its own, the chapter opener art is picked up directly from the jacket for each book. My work on HORIZON, the final jacket, also involved directing the illustrator, Alexander Jansson, to create something unique that still embodied the entire series.

ABOVE WORLD | ON SALE: 02/2012 | TRIM: 5.5″ x 8.25″ | AGES: 10+ | EXTENT: 368 | TYPE: PLANTIN

MIRAGE | ON SALE: 03/2013 | TRIM: 5.5″ x 8.25″ | AGES: 10+ | EXTENT: 368 | TYPE: PLANTIN

HORIZON | ON SALE: 04/2014 | TRIM: 5.5″ x 8.25″ | AGES: 10+ | EXTENT: 400 | TYPE: PLANTIN

Copyright © Jenn Reese. Jacket illustrations © Alexander Jansson. Published by Candlewick Press, Inc. All Rights Reserved.