Part of the fun in these book projects is they give me a great excuse to research topics I find interesting. In the case of this book, I was able to revisit my old Hummanities studies and look at the wonderful figures and design motifs on ancient Greek pottery.
The figures on this jar are taken from a Greek burial urn. It shows the deceased covered with a shrowd (the checkerboard design) and mourners in the funeral procession.
I love adding historical elements to my designs.