Joan of Arc

Personal project work. A book cover design for a book on Joan of Arc I read recently.

The armour is referenced from pictures of french 'white armour' from the 15th century that Joan is said to have worn, and the banner is designed from historical references as well. Parts of the book discuss the contention over Joan's nature during her life-time; was she a messenger from god or a devil in disguise, and so I used the curve of the banner to suggest both the shape of the halo and a devil's horns.

The typography for 'Joan of Arc' is hand-drawn and that, as well as the composition, are inspired by illuminated manuscripts from medieval Europe.