Last week my assignment was to create a children’s book cover only using typography. I decided to illustrate the cover to Erik Carle’s classic children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
To complete this project I did some research into Eric Carle’s working method and discovered that all his illustrations are made of hand-painted tissue paper. Once the hand painted paper is dry he cuts it out in shapes to create his images. I took a similar approach to create my book cover.
Although this project took forever and was super tedious I am really happy with how it turned out. I could see myself using this working method to create new pieces in the future.