Tree of Life

September 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

I’ve been developing a system…

to give the book more structure and context. I’ve been looking a traditional Japanese crests to encompass a design that separates the different sections (stories). So far I’m going with the tree and with each section is for a different story of an animal of Ueno Zoo. Within each section has a certain number a strokes to mark the number of animals destroyed before the time of that particular animal’s story. This is based on the table of Ueno Zoo’s destroyed animals in Itoh’s book. I’m still working on the look of this system and see if I can take this visual further…


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