Promotional designs for the launch of a new book by author Otis Lee titled The Last Train From Djibouti. Otis will be attending many book events and needed a variety of promotional items, from flyers (shown above) to bookmarks, business cards, and several event table displays. I was glad that Otis came to me with a clear idea for everything he needed to be designed as it made it easy for me to keep a consistent look for everything.
The illustrated map of Africa was my personal favorite among the event table displays. Otis wanted something colorful that also highlighted both the train route they took as well as the various countries that they visited. My solution was to do a map featuring Africa’s temperate zones from arid to jungle while showing the visited countries in purple for nice color contrast. In addition to giving visual interest, it also helps give the viewer a better sense of what the landscape would look like for each of the places described in the book.