Carolyn Kao
designer + illustrator

The Little Prince Bookcover

The Little Prince Book cover


The Little Prince book cover redesign

I've always particularly enjoyed children's books that aren't just entertaining but leave a message that adults and children can both take away. The tone of Antoine de Saint- Exupery's Little Prince is both whimsical and playful but also philosophical and a bit melancholy. I wanted to convey the complex mix loneliness, hope and self-reflection in my book cover redesign and at the same time retain the playful theme of this book. After some time mood boarding on Pinterest, I decided to construct a light box out of paper and fairy lights. Here are a few process pictures.:A lot of paper, trial and error and xacto-knife work...