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Alexa Culioli's Portfolio

Freelance Newspaper Illustrator, Book Cover Designer, & More

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Book cover illustration for The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho. This is a class project from my last year in Parsons. This was my first book cover assignment, and I was asked to include a number of elements from the story itself. At that time, I was strongly taken by the aesthetics of the wonderful 2007 anime Mononoke by Toei Animation, and decided to use this opportunity to apply a similar aesthetic, Eastern pondering, and sense of journey into the cover. After all, the Alchemist is a meditative and philosophic journey, and I thought that taking a foreign perspective on these topics wouldn't harm the overall feel of the story, nor did it keep me from alluding to the Northern African and European geographical references. If I were to make revisions to this piece, I might try a different format, as most book covers tend to be vertical; and I might try to digitally remaster some of the colors to add more computer-generated textures, though I like the vibrancy of some of these colours!
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Book Cover Design
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Over 30 days ago