Book: Tunnel Vision
Author: Shandana Minhas
The brief of this assignment was to select a novel of our choice and create two book jackets for it. One based on our minor course which was Illustration in my case and the other based on our major course which was
graphic design / typography.
I love this book and luckily got a chance to share my version of the cover with Shandana Minhas, the author of this book and this is what she had to say
"Tell Wajeeha I think her vision of the cover is brilliant and I wish I could wave a pointy stick and replace every Tunnel Vision cover currently in existence with it ..
It is heartening to see such good work coming out of an IVSAA student ;) "
In the book, Karachi is presented as an important character itself. Karachi is vibrant, energetic, playful and sometimes angry. I tried to capture the essence of it in my illustration. Each scene reflecting common sites in the city. The screaming advertising billboards, the food vendors, the policewalas, the decorated rickshaws and overcrowded buses, the double rather triple sawari and the eveyday accidents
(and one particular accident that takes place in the book)