The Lunar Chronicles (Contest Art)

Collection by Cathryn Martyn-Dow Jensen

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My Lunar Chronicles board! For Marissa Meyer's amazing series, retelling 4 amazing fairy tales: Cinderella (Cinder), Red Riding Hood (Scarlet), Rapunzel (Cress), and Snow White (Winter). My theme for the Cress contest was LC-related typography. I love graphic design, and you'd be amazed what you can do with some radical fonts and maybe a cool picture or ten. Now I'm doing the bookmark contest!

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The font I used for this is called Ambulance. I thought it fit. I gave it a 3-D appearance to make it pop more.

The font I used for this is called Ambulance. I thought it fit. I gave it a 3-D appearance to make it pop more.

Modified "Nerd Girl Problems" pin. I chose the Scarlet font for its bestial look (and made the red brighter than the font around it for effect). I used a modified form of Tangled (from the Disney film) for Cress. "Winter" drips ice. I made the background gradient by hand using math, color-mixing, & Photoshop to simulate the book covers. I applied a reverse-gradient as an outline to make the fonts pop.
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Modified "Nerd Girl Problems" pin. I chose the Scarlet font for its bestial look (and made the red brighter than the font around it for effect). I used a modified form of Tangled (from the Disney film) for Cress. "Winter" drips ice. I made the background gradient by hand using math, color-mixing, & Photoshop to simulate the book covers. I applied a reverse-gradient as an outline to make the fonts pop.

Using a picture of Ellen Paige with the font LCD (liquid crystal display) displaying a quote about Cinder's lie detection. I used 3 shades of the same hue of orange (a tint over the contoured letters, a shaded glow around the words, and an orange in between for the light appearing in Cinder's right eye).
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Using a picture of Ellen Paige with the font LCD (liquid crystal display) displaying a quote about Cinder's lie detection. I used 3 shades of the same hue of orange (a tint over the contoured letters, a shaded glow around the words, and an orange in between for the light appearing in Cinder's right eye).

Another upgrade-definition pin. Because you know glass slipper to cyborg foot is so cool (even if people think it's icky). I used a new font simulating glass for the words "Cinderella's Slipper" and various appropriate computer fonts outlined in or colored with the same shade of red found on the cover of Cinder. The backdrop is a cybernetic skeleton inside a human foot, a picture found on Deviant Art.

Another upgrade-definition pin. Because you know glass slipper to cyborg foot is so cool (even if people think it's icky). I used a new font simulating glass for the words "Cinderella's Slipper" and various appropriate computer fonts outlined in or colored with the same shade of red found on the cover of Cinder. The backdrop is a cybernetic skeleton inside a human foot, a picture found on Deviant Art.

Seriously, why don't more people do this? Lol. I used Printed Circuit for the "read Cinder," and color-coordinated the outline of "Keep calm and" with the outline of "read Cinder" and the color overlay on the Lunar Chronicles logo.
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Seriously, why don't more people do this? Lol. I used Printed Circuit for the "read Cinder," and color-coordinated the outline of "Keep calm and" with the outline of "read Cinder" and the color overlay on the Lunar Chronicles logo.

and lastly, as of 9:37pm PST on 8/31/13, a cute captioned pic of Iko, everyone's favorite robot. I chose that font specifically so I could make it look as if her name had been engraved on her stomach.
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and lastly, as of 9:37pm PST on 8/31/13, a cute captioned pic of Iko, everyone's favorite robot. I chose that font specifically so I could make it look as if her name had been engraved on her stomach.

This pin about the blue plague uses a font that involves skulls and disintegrating letters. How can this not fit? It totally fits. I love this font! It just screams "beware of blue death."

This pin about the blue plague uses a font that involves skulls and disintegrating letters. How can this not fit? It totally fits. I love this font! It just screams "beware of blue death."

My double-sided Lunar Chronicles bookmark. As of now we have 2 non-evil candidates for the Lunar crown. Who's it gonna be? Can be sized down to 2x8, blew it up for display/reading ease. All images are property of Marissa Meyer or in the public domain.

My double-sided Lunar Chronicles bookmark. As of now we have 2 non-evil candidates for the Lunar crown. Who's it gonna be? Can be sized down to 2x8, blew it up for display/reading ease. All images are property of Marissa Meyer or in the public domain.

this is a beautiful piece of artwork I found a little bit ago when I Googled "The Lunar Chronicles." I added the quote from the song "Little Red Riding Hood" by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, which is about how the wolf really loves Red, but is afraid of scaring her off. "Little Red Riding Hood, I'd like to hold if I could, but you might think I'm a big bad wolf so I won't."
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this is a beautiful piece of artwork I found a little bit ago when I Googled "The Lunar Chronicles." I added the quote from the song "Little Red Riding Hood" by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, which is about how the wolf really loves Red, but is afraid of scaring her off. "Little Red Riding Hood, I'd like to hold if I could, but you might think I'm a big bad wolf so I won't."

I wish I had one! That font is "French Script." Who do we know from France? *cough* Scarlet *cough*

I wish I had one! That font is "French Script." Who do we know from France? *cough* Scarlet *cough*

I heard that Sailor Moon helped inspire Marissa Meyer (which is totally the coolest, because I am a BIG fan of SM). But now that I'm older, I *am* ready for a new moon princess, one that's as mature as I am - and that's Cinder.

I heard that Sailor Moon helped inspire Marissa Meyer (which is totally the coolest, because I am a BIG fan of SM). But now that I'm older, I *am* ready for a new moon princess, one that's as mature as I am - and that's Cinder.

Amanda Seyfreid as Cress. I wish her hair was a bit messier, but Ms. Seyfreid did a photo with this marvelous, wavy blond hair that I absolutely loved and I had to use it. Manually replicated the title from a promo-picture found on Google, and used various shades of gold for Cress's hair. Fan theory is that Cress is the supposedly deceased Crescent Moon mention by the good doctor in book 1.

Amanda Seyfreid as Cress. I wish her hair was a bit messier, but Ms. Seyfreid did a photo with this marvelous, wavy blond hair that I absolutely loved and I had to use it. Manually replicated the title from a promo-picture found on Google, and used various shades of gold for Cress's hair. Fan theory is that Cress is the supposedly deceased Crescent Moon mention by the good doctor in book 1.

A very handsome young man who would make a GREAT Kai. I used the logo BlackHole because it's strong, sharp, and reminds me of a less-feminine form of the Lunar Chronicles font on the book covers. I used crimson and gold because those colors are very prominent (and good luck) in Chinese culture.
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A very handsome young man who would make a GREAT Kai. I used the logo BlackHole because it's strong, sharp, and reminds me of a less-feminine form of the Lunar Chronicles font on the book covers. I used crimson and gold because those colors are very prominent (and good luck) in Chinese culture.

This is a beautiful picture I found on Google of a brunette dancer against the backdrop of a full moon. I used the font Arabia because of its sweeping elegance, and took the colors of both font and outline (via eyedropper tool and careful adjustment) from the moon in the background and the night sky.

This is a beautiful picture I found on Google of a brunette dancer against the backdrop of a full moon. I used the font Arabia because of its sweeping elegance, and took the colors of both font and outline (via eyedropper tool and careful adjustment) from the moon in the background and the night sky.

Alex Pettyfer as Jacin, the young Lunar bodyguard. I have heard rumors that he may be the love interest for Winter, and if that's true (given what little we know of him right now) I imagine he'll be placed in the position of Huntsman in the adapted Snow White tale. Thus, with the black and white photo, I chose a deep blood-red for my font, because I associate those 3 colors with Snow White very heavily.

Alex Pettyfer as Jacin, the young Lunar bodyguard. I have heard rumors that he may be the love interest for Winter, and if that's true (given what little we know of him right now) I imagine he'll be placed in the position of Huntsman in the adapted Snow White tale. Thus, with the black and white photo, I chose a deep blood-red for my font, because I associate those 3 colors with Snow White very heavily.

Emma Stone w/ red hair as Scarlet. I manually replicated book 2's cover font for the name (and of course made it red). I also used my Star Lit Nite font for the sub-title. This is image 2 in a series of 8. I used an ashy rose color for the main hue of the Star Lit Nite, simulating the bloody color the moon sometimes turns when there has been a fire, giving it a scarlet glow as sometimes appears when the rose-phenomenon occurs on a cold night (basically you get a pink/red ring around the…

Emma Stone w/ red hair as Scarlet. I manually replicated book 2's cover font for the name (and of course made it red). I also used my Star Lit Nite font for the sub-title. This is image 2 in a series of 8. I used an ashy rose color for the main hue of the Star Lit Nite, simulating the bloody color the moon sometimes turns when there has been a fire, giving it a scarlet glow as sometimes appears when the rose-phenomenon occurs on a cold night (basically you get a pink/red ring around the…