Frankenstein - Book design
Book design for Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by Mary Shelley about Victor Frankenstein, who created a creature in a scientific experiment. Actually, the story is quite well known, but how it relates to an erupting vulcano? I always really interested in the stories behind the stories, what inspired a writer to create a book. The year 1816 is known as the Year Without a Summer. The eruption of Mount Tambora was one of the causes of the cold summer what forced Mary Shelley, Lord Byron and their friends to stay indoors for much of their holiday in Villa Diodati. They decided to have a contest to see who could write the scariest story and this is how Frankenstein's monster came to life. 
About the ilustrations:
The papercut illustrations connect to the two main characters: Frankenstein and the Creature,
shows the way as they live, learn and love in their lifetime and predict their future with small details.
The following text may contain spoilers, who does not know the story at all, read on its own responsibility!
 
 
Home, left for Frankenstein, right for the Creature. Frankenstein's house inspired by Villa Diodati, the tree strucked by lightning imply the discovery, the idea. On the Creature's, the forest can be seen with the river, the small smoke cloud is the sign of the upcoming events.
 
 
Learning, left for Frankenstein were Ingolstadt can be seen with the dome of the university and little crosses on the back hills which suggest the research. Right one for the Creature with the flames, as already predicted with the previous.
 
 
Love, the left picture shows Elizabeth in her wedding dress as Frankenstein dreamed her. On the right, there is the woman created for the Creature. Both of them has the same fate, that's why they are in the same position and expression.
 
 
So here is the book!
Frankenstein - Book design
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Frankenstein - Book design

The papercut illustrations connect to the two main characters Frankenstein and the Creature, shows the way as they live, learn and love in their Read More
805
5,603
41
Published: