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Tracing a Chicken

Tracing a Chicken

Imagine a world all made out of chicken traces...

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"Tracing a Chicken" - is a book made in an imaginative way using subtle, yet very captivating illustrations.These illustrations are photographs of 3D scenes made of hand drawn chicken traces. The book tells a story (a bit of a drama story actually) about an ordinary chicken trying to escape his destiny.The children will learn a thoughtful lesson while reading/exploring the book and at the same time the twisted humor would appeal to grown ups as well.
The binding I chose for this book is a "French double fold" style and for the inside of the pages I designed different chicken traces patterns (each corresponding with what's happening in the text on the outside). I believe that such kind of book binding/design (through interaction) enhances reader's imagination and enables to "make" a closer relationship with the book while exploring the unobvious...