19th Century Author Biographies book cover series by Hilary Gaby

Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, & Mark Twain
The concept for this biographical book cover series was centered around the author’s place of origin, and features elements that directly reference those places. A papercraft technique was used to create a three dimensional landscape scene which would enforce the idea of the author’s setting and help achieve a sense of cohesiveness through out the series.
I chose to incorporate fences and other small icons to depict the author’s life and to help illustrate what kind of environment these literary legends were exposed to and how that had direct influence on  some of the most famous stories in history.

Those are lovely.

becauseisareason asked:

I am still planning on doing a tutorial/photo blog of wheat paste method to make book cloth. I'm sorry I flaked. Life sort of exploded and I have to do a last minute trip 800+ miles each way. Basically the trick is to make sure grain is aligned, that the wheat paste is cooled completely before pasting out the thin Japanese paper (the stuff used for sumi painting is good) and to paste out from the center of the paper. I'll do a complete post on the method I was taught soon. Sorry!

No worries at all! I completely understand. Things here are totally bananas, too. Whenever you have time is just fine with me. :) 

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