Carolyn Kao
designer + illustrator
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Book cover design

Book cover redesign for timeless classic

The Little Prince

Book cover redesign for a timeless children's classic

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A book with a message for children and adults

I like books that leave messages for children and adults and The Little Prince is a perfect example of this. The tone of The Little Prince is whimsical and playful but also deeply philosophical. I wanted to design a book cover that conveys the essence of self-reflection but also retains the charm and playfulness of the original design. I decided to construct a light box out of paper and fairy lights to create a three dimensional look.

 Book cover blueprint to cut with an X-ACTO knife

Book cover blueprint to cut with an X-ACTO knife

 Assembling the layers of construction paper

Assembling the layers of construction paper

 Photographing the light box with fairy lights

Photographing the light box with fairy lights