Book Cover | Whose land is it?

The book WHOSE LAND IS IT? is a dissertation about feelings of territorial ownership in settler societies by the researcher
Wybren Nooitgedagt.

I had the honour to design the book cover for it. Inspired by the subject of his research I came up with the idea to use an
illustration of water and land to refer to maps. At first glance it seems to be an ordinary map, but when you look more in
detail you will discover that the water and land is rather shaped by side profiles of humans. I played with the concept of
ownership and that it is humans who shape countries and the world that we live in.

Next to it I designed the invitation for the defence that comes with the book. It shows a cut out of the illustration including
parts of the sea and land.

The illustration for the book cover WHOSE LAND IS IT? was made with watercolour. The wild sea in blue stands in a nice
contrast to the warm tones of the land.

Technique: watercolour
Result: book cover
Material: 100% recycled paper
Measurements (cm): W 17, L 24, H 1,5

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