The goal of the project was to create any type of publication we wanted, as long as we create each component of the publication ourselves.
I decided to create an illustrated guide on the mythical beings of Slavic Folklore. To start this process, I did extensive research on Slavic folklore, Slavic history, and Slavic imagery. Reference images and Russian blogs and articles were collected to begin my journey on making this publication. I started by translating the articles I found on each creature, and re-writing them so they best told the story of each being. I then created 12 full color, double spread illustrations in a wintry and mystical looking illustration style for each being and for transitional pages. Hand-done icons, textures, typographic manipulation were added to complete the book.
The result is a book called Old Whispers, a book highlighting the forgotten beings of Slavic folklore. The illustration style brings viewers to a chilly and forgotten place, and captures the essence of each being represented on each spread. The publication easily brings viewers along a journey as they discover old whispers of the past brought to new light.