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Human Geography

Human Geography

These Illustrations are part of a book I created for a 'Process & Practice' module I took for my Graphic Arts course at Liverpool John Moores Art & Design Academy. It was in response to a brief entitled 'Human Geography', the idea being to create a book based on a 'map' of something personal connected to our lives. As I am the oldest of 9 cousins on my mothers side, I decided to create a timeline of the birth year of each cousin, starting in 1991, my birth year, and ending in 2008.
All characters, numbers, words and names were cut-out and collaged from swatches of watercolour paint I made by hand, and the book is an accordion fold with hardback covers, double-sided printed on Bockingford Inkjet Watercolour Paper, 190gsm.

Final page of the Timeline, '2008', showcasing all the cousins together.
The only spread in the book showing the different cities my cousins live in.
A photograph showing the inside of my completed accordion fold book.