Midnight Designs: When The Moon Was Ours Wallpapers

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As soon as I started listening to When The Moon Was Ours, I resolved to make graphics from the book quotes. If you’ve known me for any length of time, you’ll quickly realise that I go weak at the knees for images of the night or of flowers, and this book has both in abundance. The writing painted imageries directly into my mind, and I had to get them down – even though I felt inadequately equipped for the task.

  • Quotes and characters belong to the insanely talented Anna-Marie McLemore.
  • Free for personal usage only.
  • Do not redistribute: this means no reuploading to social media, Pinterest, etc… please just link back to this post.
  • Do not claim as your own.

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DROPBOX

To the boys who get called girls,
the girls who get called boys,
and those who live outside these words.
To those called names,
and those searching for names of their own.
To those who live on the edges,
and in the spaces in between.
I wish for you every light in the sky.

Taken from the last few lines of this book’s utterly gorgeous dedication, I just want to have this imprinted on every surface and committed to memory. I also want to dedicate this post to all of you who know what it’s like to live on the edges and in the in between, you have all my love.

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She was a place where darkness held not fear, but the promise of stars.

I made this one for Jenna, as it is her favourite quote from the book. She was the one who recommended Moon to me, so you should always trust her when it comes to book pushing. I loved Miel’s visceral relationship with the roses that bloom from her body, so that’s what I tried to capture here. The background of constellations and stars is a call back to all the times Sam set foiled stars upon Miel’s skin.

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She was the wild blossoms and dark sugar that spoke of what the world could be.
She was the pale stars on her brown skin.
She was the whole sky.

This book is just written with so much love, and I can feel it most keenly in passages like this one. Please, just go read this book, I’m just going to sit here and relive it now.


Read more of my thoughts on When The Moon Was Ours here.
If you enjoyed these free graphics and want to support me, you can find me on Society 6.
Alternatively, you can commission me for your custom graphics by contacting me.

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25 thoughts on “Midnight Designs: When The Moon Was Ours Wallpapers

  1. Omg Aentee, these are absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors especially and the quotes are just beautiful. When The Moon Was Ours is on my TBR, posts like these make me want to push it up that list! Maybe I should also get the audiobook to listen to when commuting.. 🙂

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  2. I was scrolling through the WordPress reader about to close it when I caught sight of these. I had to STOP and check them out immediately. These are so gorgeous 😍😍😍 I’ve been meaning to start a graphics feature on my blog, too, but I haven’t been inspired. These definitely gave me inspiration. Beautiful. Well done!!
    Have you written a post on graphics? Like, where you get your resources, fonts, all that sort of thing?

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  3. I love all of your designs, but these are especially gorgeous! I haven’t gotten to read the book yet but these quotes make me want to pick it up right away! Thanks so much for sharing these, Aentee!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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  4. […] When The Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie Mclemore: I adore magical realism and fairy tales, but I had always felt a little excluded from their narrative. Therefore, I can’t thank Anna-Marie McLemore enough for writing this modern day fairy tale, dedicated to all the PoC and the LGBTQIA+ community. Her gorgeous writing gets under your skin and arrests all of your senses. This book is a treasure. Full Review & Graphic Fan Arts. […]

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