TOPHER MAKA

Graphic Design

Background information:

Originally in Latin, a national cultural symbol of Ireland, the

Book of Kells is an illuminated manuscript consisting of the four Gospels of the New Testament and narrates the life of Jesus Christ. The Canon Tables which divide the Gospels, Gospel Summaries (Breves Causae), and short evangelist biographies (Argumenta) are also included in the Book of Kells.

Celtic Illustrations:

Used Adobe Illustrator to make vector versions of Celtic imagery.

Design Deliverables:

Booklet (print)

 

Programs:

Ps, Ai, Id

 

Typeface:

Baskerville family

 

Project Timeline:

12 Weeks

 

Sources:

Ambrose, Kirk. The Sense of Sight in the Book of Kells.

 

Davis, Courtney. Celtic Illumination: The Irish School.

 

Farr, Carol. Medieval Academy of America.

 

Fox, Peter. The Book of Kells: Ms. 58.

 

Henry, Françoise, and John Kennedy. The Book of Kells.

 

Meehan, Bernard. The Book of Kells: With 250 Illustrations, 230 in Color.

 

Pulliam, Heather. Word and Image in the Book of Kells.

Front Cover

Opening Spread

TOC Page

© Topher Maka (2017) Graphic Design