American diner
American diner

I built the diner paraphenalia separately and then brought them together in a satisfying composition

On The Road
On The Road

The composition lit and rendered in 3D

On The Road
On The Road

The paperback from the composed scene

On The Road
On The Road

A mockup of the final paperback

On The Road
On The Road

Recursion

On The Road

Since I was small I've been fascinated by the Droste effect recursive images – I think mum had a shopping bag which had a picture on it of a lady holding a shopping bag, that smaller bag had a picture on it of a lady holding a bag... It hurt my head thinking about it!

Jack Kerouac's On The Road seems the ideal candidate for a recursive cover. The tale of youth going out into the world and travelling to discover America and themselves. It has become a book that young people buy and read on a road trip of their own.

The American diner is one of my favourite things about the US and an integral part of any road trip. I created all the elements from scratch and composed them in a setting that hopefully evokes a diner's timeless atmosphere.