A selection of our work

Multiple formats

Many of our projects span web, ebook and print formats of the same content. And some projects are first and foremost websites. We specialise in building fast, simple, mobile-friendly websites that carry large amounts of content.

Changing the way multi-format textbooks are made

Changing the way multi-format textbooks are made

The Economy is an open-access economics textbook leading the way in both progressive education and multi-format book production. See more


Making the law readily available and easy to understand

Making the law readily available and easy to understand

How can we live as law-abiding members of society if its rules are a mystery? This book changes that. See more


Literature for a multi-format world

Literature for a multi-format world

Our work for renowned publishers, such as Pan Macmillan, incorporates a balance of technology and design. The age-old craft of creating a beautiful printed book is translated into digital media. See more


Making the Constitution truly accessible

Making the Constitution truly accessible

In partnership with Electric Book Works and the CSIR we created a public-domain version of the Constitution in all eleven official South African languages. See more


Multi-format, open-access healthcare

Multi-format, open-access healthcare

Non-profit healthcare publisher Bettercare relies on Fire and Lion to develop and maintain its library of open-access textbooks as books, ebooks and a website. See more


Literature

High-end literature is the pinnacle of storytelling for storytelling’s sake. Crafting the beautiful books that carry it is our guilty pleasure, the thing we’d do all day, every day if we could. We’re privileged to work with many incredible publishing companies.

Selected book covers

Selected book covers

Every book cover has to tell the story of a story, without giving anything away. Here is a small selection of our book-cover work. See more


Crafted page designs

Crafted page designs

Book design is more than typesetting, and in the most beautiful books each page is treated individually, helping to craft the story with every spread. See more


Designing book-series covers

Designing book-series covers

Series cover design means crafting each individual title within specified design parameters. Every cover needs to be strong enough to stand on its own while in keeping with the series. See more


Branding

Every project needs a strong identity. A brand is more than a beautiful logo. It’s a story that draws us in to form stronger memories.

Logo design

Logo design

A great logo should be clever as well as beautiful. It is the foundation of a brand identity and must capture its essence. See more


Crafted typography

Crafted typography

Every book carries its own brand in its design. We create crafted typography for beautiful and memorable book designs. See more


Corporate communication

Corporate communication doesn’t have to be dry. An organisation’s publications can draw the reader in like the best books in a bookstore. We’ve worked with dozens of clients to create publications we aren’t just proud of, but actually return to again and again, because reading them is just lovely.

So much more than an annual report

So much more than an annual report

Usually, when you think of annual reports, you might expect a pleasant but dry presentation of organisational achievements. We’ve been lucky to work with organisations who want to go in another direction. See more


Social impact

At Fire and Lion we believe that every book has a mission: that is, every story has the power and responsibility to change the world. That mission is clearest when we work with social-impact projects and organisations, like MyConstitution, Book Dash, Worldreader, Bettercare, and the More Books Campaign.

Making free children's books with Book Dash

Making free children’s books with Book Dash

Book Dash publishes a range of children’s books in many languages. We worked with Worldreader to turn these into reusable HTML and ebooks that could be read on any device. See more


Shaping public opinion for More Books

Shaping public opinion for More Books

The More Books Campaign, supported by the Publisher’s Association of South Africa, was an advocacy initiative aimed at influencing public opinion on textbook regulations. See more