Penguin Random House Book Commission

The Spirit Almanac >

Written by Emma Loewe and Lindsay Kellner, published by Penguin Random House and fully illustrated by Charlotte Edey. Available at Guggenheim Store, MoMA Design Store New York, Foyles, Barnes&Noble & online.
30 original illustrations across the cover, introduction and four seasonal chapters that structure The Spirit Almanac. Each season features six illustrations with a unique colour palette, drawing on the rituals and research of the chapter with a dreamlike, feminine aesthetic that is heavily informed by nature. 
Tracing the fascinating history of ritual and ancient spiritual practices through the ages, the illustrations are heavily influenced by flora and fauna in relation to the four seasons. Created in colour pencil, fineliner, recycled card and digital colour collage, the power of organic symbolism and femininity are recurrent themes, inviting intimate connections between the reader and the earth.