Thursday, March 31, 2011
What to give the person who has everything?
Frederick Knick-Knack, the Peddler of Dreams, has a dilemma. What to give his most marvelous friend, the Merchant of Marvels, on her birthday? The Merchant of Marvels surely cannot want for much. So Frederick must tempt her with every imaginable delight: elephants as small as specks of sand, an eyelash stolen from the Queen of Sheba, a sliver of the splinter that pricked Sleeping Beauty, the tear liqueur of the King of Crocodiles--but nothing will suffice. Until, at last, Frederick alights upon what he comes to realize is the perfect gift--the gift that is the ultimate expression of his love.
|so imagine where the images are drawn the shapes are actually cut out, and the back side would be items from the book (represented in the suitcase by the circles). not exactly sure how this one would work once it is entirely unfolded.|
|this is not exactly how it will end up. i would like it to have more folds for sure. lots of different flaps to lift and pull and whatnot. paper folding isn't my forte, if you haven't noticed...|
Also, take a look inside the book. It's wonderful.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
top to bottom.
This idea comes from the part of the book where Grover builds a brick wall and then it is destroyed. As you unfold the folds, Grover tries to get you to stop and the bricks begin falling.
This thumb is similar to my first one but the folds are much simpler.
My final idea folds out in the shape of the Sesame Street sign. When it is folded into the cover, it is more text based rather than image based like my previous ideas. I would draw out the lettering for the cover to tie it in with the book, since the entire book was rendered by hand.
I'm leaning towards the first and third ideas, I want to try to incorporate both and see if I can come up with something that works.
The Book I chose is Paper Towns by John Green
High school senior Quentin Jacobsen (known to his friends as "Q") has been in love with his neighbor, the mysterious, beautiful, and adventuresome Margo Roth Spiegelman for as long as he can remember. So when one night she appears at his window to ask for his help in playing revenge pranks, he can't refuse. The two travel to Margo's ex-friend Becca's house, where Margo's boyfriend is cheating on her, along with her boyfriend's house, the house of an old bully, and Sea World, where Margo and Q dance together to an old song playing on the loudspeaker. At the end of the night, Margo leaves Q with a hug and says, "I. Will. Miss. Hanging. Out. With. You."
The next day at school, Q is hardly surprised that Margo isn't there. But when no one sees her for days, Q and his friends Radar and Ben, with the help of Margo's best friend, Lacey, begin searching for the clues Margo has left for Q. Based on these clues, Q, Radar, Ben, and Lacey try to find her. The third part of the story, "The Vessel", is about their road trip. After twenty-one hours of driving they arrive in Agloe, New York. There, they find Margo and discover that she did not want to be found. The clues had not been meant to lead her friends to her, but rather to show Q the abandoned subdivision in which she used to hang out.
The book is named for "paper towns", fictitious towns which are added to maps to protect against copyright infringement.
1. I was thinking of showing a cul-de-sac which would double as a map showing their adventure the night before Margo disappears.
2. This one is based off one of the book covers. I was thinking of having the jacket fold out into a map and some how in the folds have the clues Margo left Q. I couldnt add it in the drawing because I have to reread the book to find out what exactly the clues are.
3. I was thinking of having all list of things Margo and Q buy at walmart that they need during the course of their adventure and as you unfold there is a different thing showing.
4. This one is also based off of one of the book covers. I was thinking about putting the cross roads of the fictitious town Margo is hiding in.
5. Here is just a row of identical houses which Margos refers to as fake like a paper town. I was also thinking that maybe some how the houses could pop out once the poster was laying out.
6. I was thinking that somehow I can have a the whole eastern coast fold into the book jacket. Here I would show their road trip to find Margo. I would also incorporate things that happened along the way.
My book is about a bunch of different people on a reality show just like the amazing race. They get clues to travel different places all over the world. Each different chapter is told in the perspective of a different person in the race.
So the book i chose was Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. It is about a society set in the distant future about 2540 AD. This society is controlled by the government to every extent. Regulated births, deaths, jobs, pills etc. The main conflict happens when they bring in a "savage" from the reservations out of the city and bring two of them back into the city. The culture shock is too much too handle on both sides, and the main character john the savage ends up hanging himself at the end to escape the media and people who are constantly following him at this point.
Thumbs 1-3 are poster/ covers that address the pills that the government make people take every day called somas. The first one would be a cover that would fold out into a poster (ie a rectangle in the end). Then thumbs 2 and 3 are covers that will form a pill shape. In all of these posters i have little pill capsules that would contain negative/positive words about the soma depending on the poster, and what the final composition is as of right now i want my first 3 to be just black and white, and maybe one other color.
Thumb 4 is a poster that has a noose that would be revealed upon folding it out etc. i am still playing with how to place it so "important" parts are revealed.
Thumb 5 is a poster as well that shows the two societies. It would hopefully be photography of a high tech society on one side, then the other, the savage reservation they have outside the city.
Man goes on 4 voyages each of which there are deeply rooted themes. The places he ends up are strange and fantastical. One place he's a giant, the next he's tiny, the place after that is a floating island, and then in the last there are talking horse like creatures.
Different themes are: might vs. right; individual vs. society; limits of human understanding
For more information: http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/gulliver/context.html
1. cover: four symbols of each voyage
poster: each symbol from the cover would make up a collage for each voyage in four different windows
2. cover: close up of rope
poster: full view of Gulliver tied down as a giant
3. cover: looks big (giant Gulliver)
poster: little Gulliver in comparison to some large object
4. cover: small descriptive type of different voyages or things within the places
poster: big Gulliver made out of type
possible type style: http://www.flickr.com/photos/isaiasloaiza/432000632/
5. cover: collage of different voyages with belly band
poster: title made out of collage
6. cover: reversible-could be big or little Gulliver, or any object
poster: reversible-" "
(7-10: each could be separate mini books/smaller posters of each part/ voyage from the book)
7. cover/ poster: playing with size. In this location the society is very prideful, but are actually really tiny people
8. cover/ poster: again playing with size. This place the people are giants, but quite humble. Gulliver talks about women's giant pores at one point
9-10. cover/posters: representations of the actual place, but still needs work on concept.
I choose the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, "The Princess and The Pea". It's a short story about a young woman claiming to be a princess shows up at a castle for shelter one stormy night. Doubting her story, the queen of the castle decides to test the girl's story. The queen slips a single pea at the bottom of a bed of 20 mattresses for the girl to sleep on. The thinking is that a true princess is so delicate that she will be able to feel the pea and will not sleep well. The next morning the girl complains about a hardness in the bed that kept her from sleep. The castle rejoices and the young girl marries the prince.
4. This idea is based on the spaceship they take to Mars. The folding poster would reveal a panoramic image of the cockpit of a would-be futuristic space ship. Upon each fold there would be a reveal of some sort of digital cockpit gauge, screen, or button(s) that would all tie into the final theme of the poster.
5. This is more a typographic approach to a poster. I would like to have over sized text layed over a photorealistic 1950s spaceship. Each flap or section would also incorporate important lines from the book but in similar fashion. They used large text in a lot of 1940s-50s sci-fi. I think this would be a great way to incorporate the era this book was written in by copying that style.
synopsis: after years of slaying vampires, Abe Lincoln climbs his way to be elected President. Little does the country know that the Civil War is not just North vs. South, but good vs. evil.
2. the inside page. the folds make the many patches, they would be different colors. the letters would look like they were sewn into the patches. the doll sitting on top of the word girl
5. cover showing the patchwork girl and the scarecrow. As fold down the bottom flaps, it will reveal more of their legs and there feet touching(they like each other.) Glass cat is a snob and is on side flap, facing other direction.