This is a student project from 2005. We were working on a book about the topic, What I Think About, When Lie On My Back. The book showed a cross-section of an imaginary world, inspired by 19th century adventure stories. It was designed as a fold-out, but with a hardcover. You can unbutton the spine and unfold the whole cross-section of the world. The cover itself was imprinted with a gold emblem.
I remember being pretty excited, that it was actually possible to do that. We had a very good book workshop in our University, so there was almost limitation on how you could design a book. We were binding the books ourselves, but had a lot of help from the workshop teacher, who was extremely thorough and didn't accept sloppy work.
The book was never released, so there's an extremely limited handcrafted edition of five copies.
This was another illustration book I made during the studies. Like An Was Ich Denke… this book describes an imaginary word. It's a brochure for a theme Park that you could only enter in your dreams, called Danger Zone. However, like most themeparks, this one was basically a rip off and try to get their visitors to spend as much money as possible.
The brochure came in a boxed set with a giant map of the Park and a black light. It was printed as photocopies on grainy, brownish sketchpaper. On top of that came a silkscreened layer of neon colors, that would pop out in the black light and show the "dark side" of the Danger Zone.
I produced small edition of the Danger Zone package of about 35 issues and sold them to friends.