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The Mouse, The Bird and The Sausage

The Mouse, The Bird and The Sausage

Selected illustrations from an interpretation of the little known Grimm's fairytale, 'The Mouse, The Bird and The Sausage'. The book was created using collage, combining a variety of materials and techniques. The Bird was created from a combination of metalwork and printmaking, allowing a 3D sculptural character to live within a children's book. Typography was highly considered and playful, showing movement that related to the story, creating interesting book design. The combination of character design and surface textures created a highly visual and stimulating children's book, refreshing and modernising the traditional illustration usually found within the Brothers Grimm's stories.