The Wizard of Oz Collection
Custom lettered book covers for L. Frank Baum’s timeless children’s series about the magical land of Oz.
Now in its 120th year, the Wizard of Oz series has accumulated millions of life-long fans. The heritage and history of the fictional land of Oz has grown into a massive empire, with countless adaptations. Its original print books are some of the most valuable pieces of Oz memorabilia in the world today.
This series drew inspiration from the original Wizard of Oz cover illustrations in their whimsy and elegance. I drew lettering for all 14 of the original books in the series, shaping elegant, rich typography as well as creating a cohesive system. The covers were designed in a gradient from ruby red to brick yellow to deep emerald as a nod to Dorothy’s journey through the Land of Oz.