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The Folio Society Competition – Self-initiated Project
Above is a book jacket design I created for the Folio Society’s book illustration competition in late 2010. The brief involved creating four illustrations for ‘The Outsider’ by Albert Camus. I set out to create a cover that evoked the setting of the novel – French Algeria in the 1940s – using a combination of typography, colour scheme and an illustration style inspired by the era. I created the final illustration from scratch using a combination of oil paint on canvas, Photoshop and Illustrator. Finally, I imported the image into InDesign to add the typography and bleed. The 3D image below was created in Adobe Illustrator.

The Outsider book cover