Donna Jeanne Koepp

Illustrator-Thoughtful, Classic Solutions

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Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.

And the practical application. Still fine tuning the print size, I think I like a bit larger.

Book Wrap FRONT-

Book Wrap BACK with closure:

The balance of the quote:

Inked and some digital clean up required. 

Ready to ink I think ......

Progress of my concept. I'm centering text and trying to find an "Outside" style I like.

Some preliminary sketches for my chosen quote. Would like to keep the same feel as the ex libris book plate.

My book plate and the feel I want for the quote.

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." Groucho Marx

I'm pushing the word count, but I'll work on the last sentence.

I'm making hand bound blank journals for Christmas and I started working on the inside ex libris label, Dark Dog Bookworks.

I recently came across this quote and it hit my funny bone hard and I think it ties in with Dark Dog Bookworks. I'm thinking of an exterior brown paper book wrap. First sentence on the outside and the funny one on the inside that will be close to the book plate.

Mood board I put together for the label project.

First sketch for the label.

And what the journals look like......

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