Illustrations for three love poems - by John Donne, Emily Dickinson and Imtiaz Dharker, - selected and edited by Imtiaz Dharker.


This is my entry for the competition held by The House of Illustration and The Folio Society 2020 edition.




THE GOOD MORROW 
(extract)

[...]

My face in thine eye, thine in mine appears,
And true plain hearts do in the faces rest;
Where can we find two better hemispheres,
Without sharp North, without declining West?
[...]

John Donne







WILD NIGHTS! 
(extract)

[...]
Rowing in Eden -
Ah, the Sea!
Might I but moor - Tonight -
In thee!


Emily Dickinson






THE TRICK
(extract)

[...] Let me keep
the scent, the weight, the bright of you, take
the countless hours and count them all night through
till that time comes when you come to the door
of dreams, carrying oranges that cast a glow
up into your face. Greedy for more
than the gift of seeing you, I lean in to taste
the colour,
[...]




Imtiaz Dharker







Outside the competition I also created slipcase and binding designs for the book.
Here are some selected variants.



slipcase




binding


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