visions behind an obscure veil
The Walletbook Series is a trilogy based on the 1958 unaired horror anthology, The Veil. This collector’s series was created in honour of the 125th birthday of the show’s host, Boris Karloff. Each book contains scripts and photos of a teleplay as well as an ticket to a dramatic reading in Karloff’s birthplace, Honor Oak, London. The concept statement “illusions behind an obscure veil”, is a take on the line “what lies behind the veil”, which was spoken by Karloff at the beginning of each episode. This design concept was further developed by hiding tickets and title information behind a mesmerizing pattern. Upon flipping the card around, clues about each book’s contents were revealed.
The thematic treatment was inspired by transportation as all three teleplays were centered on visions seen while a character was in a vehicle. Invites were typeset in the style of a vintage driver’s license, boat ticket and pilot’s license. Each book cover also featured the dashboard of a car, boat and plane.
+ book jackets
+ die cut pockets
+ glossy finishes
+ 2014, Quadaward winner, Book Design top 50, published in annual design award book and presented in online-design exhibition