The Ruthless Lady's Guide to Wizardry by C. M. Waggoner

Illustration and customised typography

For this female-forward historical fantasy, I was asked to create an intricate Victorian era-inspired border with story details incorporated alongside magical elements.

Process & sketches →

Client: Penguin Random House
AD: Katie Anderson
Typeface: Rough Cut by Beasts of England

Front cover art for The Ruthless Lady's Guide to Wizardry

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All art © Jessica Cruickshank unless otherwise credited.

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