Coralie Bickford-Smith : The Worm and the Bird


Commissioned | Professional

To write, design and illustrate a story that explores our preoccupation with the everyday, the anxieties of the moment, our failure to truly see the world around us. A book to be cherished and enjoyed, to reconnect & engage the audience with the book as a physical object.
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Elegant illustrations, considered design & typography work with the story, adding layers of intricacy which evoke a rich heritage of book design. Tension between text/image has been carefully considered to create a story that builds in pace. Inspired by the work of Blake and Morris, every element has been thought about, over printing of metallic inks to the cloth cover & the worm colour thread.

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