Client: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
Title: The Girl Guide
Art Direction & Book Design: Sinem Erkas
Illustrations, Photo-illustrations & Props: Sinem Erkas
Fashion Photographer: Jo Duck
Retoucher: Studio Marek & Sinem Erkas
‘Highly Commended’ at The British Book Design & Production Awards 2017.
‘The Girl Guide’ is for young girls going through puberty written by Marawa Ibrahim, a nine-times world record breaking hula-hoop circus performer.
Over 200 illustrations, photo-illustrations and props were made to represent topics from periods to bras to body hair in a playful and fun way. As the book contains 50 lessons, anecdotes and body stories by Marawa, we decided to make a human typeface out of her body. This became the identity of the cover and a few pages inside the book were typeset with it to illustrate bold quotes and make fun page numbers.