The Cherry Tree

For this project, I had to write and create a book about belief. I chose childhood notions as my subject. 

My story displays the power of a child’s imagination which led me to create a guide written by fairy folk, told from the perspective of a brownie and warning of a mischievous hobgoblin who resides in a cherry tree. 

As the book is based on the imagination of a child, I felt it crucial that illustration be a key element in the design. 

Using a simple colour palette of green and white, I produced a set of illustrations in a modern take on a folk-art style and selected a script font to add to the magical feel I wished my book to possess. 

The Japanese 4-hole bookbinding technique seemed fitting as it was in keeping with the simple style and I usd a white thread to complement the tree illustration and title.