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Journey to The Centre of the Earth

Journey to The Centre of the Earth

This was a self initiated project . I wanted to produce a map accompanied by scenes from the narrative of Jules Verne's, Journey to the Centre of the Earth. The map illustrates the progression of the narrative of the book. It is rendered in a similar way to informative cut diagrams of the earths layers but it elements are those of the fiction of the narrative, such as the underground ocean that the characters encounter. I wanted the style of the illustrations to be simple and clean, only using two tones, black for line work and yellow to highlight the journey as well as add drama to the scenes.