Book > Film
I wanted to make a book out of mist...
Not just to tackle a task, but as a personal homage to Ken Kesey.
...With lightly transparent pages and varying degrees of opacity. How incredible it would be to read a book made of mist.
Unfortunately, my concept lacked the financial aide and expertise to pull this off, or even experiment with. It would have been my entry for the Penguin Design Awards 2012, Adult category, and instead this is it... And not even 'it' did I enter. Unfortunately...
If I had, it would need a trick to make it eye-catching enough for customers via online retail to spot. After much debate, I sent the mist into the sea and set sail on NHS blue.
I'm sort of happy... But not as happy, i.e., I was told I received a very nice mark, however the cover doesn't feel like 'me'.
To be completely honest, I missed the opportunity to instil a nice homemade drawing, and I feel it all looks rather... Clinical. Reflective of the cold power and authority in the book yet also of present book trends. Bleeh!
I guess I still lack a fair bit of confidence in my art. But on the bright side, I've found I delight in the clean and precise details a vector image can offer when making small pictorials.