A selection of spreads from my Children's story, based around a Tiger and a very brave Goat. Who defy stereotypes to become the most unlikely of friends.
For this project I used a range of media, combined through digital collage in Photoshop. The main aim was to use an interesting range of perspectives and viewpoints, and try to portray the right mood in each spread.
The story itself is very loosely based on a real Tiger and Goat in a Russian Zoo. The real goat's name is Timur, which translates into 'iron', hence the stories name.
Emil and the Detectives
My entry for the Penguin Design Awards 2016, Children's Category. The book was Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kastner.
For this design I wanted to feature the villain of the story, Herr Grundeis, in his stereotypical clothing for the era of the story. The type integrating into the bowler hat and coat, and an abstract arm leading on to the back cover. I also integrated the blurb into the suitcase. And finally I put a subtle Berlin skyline in the background to suggest the location of the story.
'Why me?' is a Children's story about a fox exploring the woods around his home, encountering much more than he expected along the way.
The purpose of this story was to raise awareness and battle the misconception that foxes are villainous, it shows that they are in fact quite similar to cats and dogs in appearance and behaviour. Yet people seem to treat them so differently.