Special Edition Book Design for

Life of Pi

Project Overview

Cannongate Publishers, Edinburgh

Time period
Jun. 2017

Book Art, Editorial Design, Publishing, Packaging, Book Binding

The Project

One of the greatest honours during my time in Scotland was a cooperative project with award winning, Edinburgh based Canongate Publishers, for the creation of a limited edition of Yann Martel’s bestseller “Life of Pi”. My team and I came up with the idea for two versions – a day and a night edition of the book with a laser- cut dustjacket cover and a shine in the dark coated hardcover book underneath, to create a glow in the dark cover, just like the glowing 36 water in the movie adaption of the story. For the cover design we decided to feature half of tigers face, abstracty in order for it to be cuttable and to complete the other hald of his face with a carefully set book title. Of both day and night editions we’ve created hand- bound prototypes. Both editions would also feature a slipcase with the same lasercut glow in the dark design.


Night Edition with Glow in the Dark Finish 

Day Edition

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