Emily Moon River Lodge

An African love story of an explorer Harry, who settled along the banks of the Bitou River (Plettenberg Bay) in wait for his love Emily. The story unfolds beautifully in this romantic, illustrated wine list / story book that captures the style and the setting of the lodge visually and tells the fantasy African love story of Emily and Harry.

CREATE DESIGN ™ was appointed as the advertising agency to produce this uniquely illustrated story book. The wine list is a large format printed book with uniquely illustrated pages. The illustrations tell the story visually using hand drawings, vector illustration as well as photographs and photomontage. All the illustrations were uniquely created in the Garden Route based CREATE DESIGN ™ studio. CREATE DESIGN ™ has specialist in-house illustrators and graphic artists who design and compile all the book illustrations from concept to final printed book.

CREATE DESIGN ™ also spent a few days capturing photographs of the lodge for use in their marketing materials as well as collecting unique materials for the illustrated story book. To view the portfolio of Lodge and Interior photographs captured by the CREATE DESIGN ™ photographers please click here: Emily Moon River Lodge Photography
 

Story Book Illustrations

CREATE DESIGN studio developed a unique illustration style for the Emily Moon story book by integrating hand drawings, vector illustrations as well as photography to visually tell the African story

Story Book Illustrations
 

Book Illustration and Photography

All the illustrations used in the illustrated book have been created by the CREATE DESIGN illustrators. CREATE DESIGN also photographed the lodge extensively in order to collect image material bot

Book Illustration and Photography
 

Book Illustrations

The story book also makes use of hand written text in order to make the pages seem like a hand written story of love letters.

Book Illustrations
 

Book Illustration Detail

The detail shows an example of photographic textures overlaid with hand drawings and vector illustrations.

Book Illustration Detail
 

Story Book Layout

This double page spread features the wine menu text alongside the uniquely created illustrations.

Story Book Layout