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Collette Dinnigan's Obsessive Creative Special Edition

Collette Dinnigan's Obsessive Creative Special Edition

The cover artwork commissioned by Penguin Australia, for designer and fashion icon Collette Dinnigan's first book, is meant to celebrate the lavish and adventurous life-style of an eclectic female designer and author. I chose to hand paint a series of buildings, animals and architectural elements that are closely related to Collette's life, and combine them together to create a whimsical composition, suggestive of a landscape in between reality and imagination.

This limited edition book comes in a uniquely designed case that includes a silk scarf that I've especially illustrated for this edition, alongside the cover and the end pages. The decorative elements and motives printed on the scarf recall the end papers' delicate ink illustrations.