I built the diner paraphenalia separately and then brought them together in a satisfying composition
The composition lit and rendered in 3D
The paperback from the composed scene
A mockup of the final paperback
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.