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15 tables at tranquebar

Freelance | 2020

Book cover designed for a fictional book authored by five women. 

Size: 8" x 11" 



  • Publication Design

  • Lettering/Typeface Design

  • Iterative Design

methods used

  • Research

  • Ideation

  • Prototyping


  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Adobe Photoshop

project brief

  • '15 Tables at Tranquebar' is a collection of fifteen short stories authored by five women. Each of the stories revolve around the guests at the opening night of a new café, 'Tranquebar'.

  • The restaurant has a classy, lush, and chic vibe.

  • The protagonists of all stories involve women - who are either guests at the café, or are related to the guests.


  • Reading the first five stories.

  • Designing the first draft of the front cover with a range of styles including typography, illustrations and photographs.

  • Designed second draft with variations based on the shortlisted option from first draft.

  • Based on feedback, designed three variations of final draft consisting of different designs for front cover, spine and back cover.

first draft

second draft

third draft

final design

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