The making of the cover design for Kys by Tatyana Tolstaya

Overview• Process

Drawing sketches.

Deciding to go with the first one.

Cutting, tearing, bending and twisting colored paper and gluing on the details.

Combining two pictures together.

Now we need to write the title. The calligrapher looks at the lettering on other books in the series, sighs, warms up and fills an entire sheet of paper: kys-kys-kys-kys-kys-kys-kys-kys-kys. Scanning the sheet, retouching the best design. Done.