Miriam Suzanne

The Contours of Book Design

The editors at SpringGun Press asked me to design cover art for The Posture of Contour, a new book by James Belflower. I used the opportunity to get my mind out of an all-digital space, and spent most of my time with pen, paper, and oil pastel.


My favorite experiments involved blind contours with a capped pen over homemade (oil-pastel) carbon paper, then arrows traced on a third layer using my iPad as a light table.

Final(ish) Design

What was once a diagram of the tongue, teeth and bottom jaw.