Monday, 31 October 2011

The Ladies' Paradise


Today I've been experimenting with watercolour.

This is a book cover design for The Ladies' Paradise (Au Bonheur des Dames) by Emilé Zola, a novel and documentation of the inner workings of a department store (based on the Bon Marché in Paris), detailing the experiences of the staff and the techniques used to overwhelm the senses, aimed at encouraging customers to spend. (The handrendered typography is based on Zola's own handwriting on the original manuscript.)

2 comments:

˚ẅŷ łyń˚ said...

i like the combination of different colours you used. :)

Emma Ridgway said...

thanks Wy Lyn :) hope you're ok!