I always try to make my designs as much sense as possible to the subject. Of course this means that it doesn’t need any explanation, but why not look at it through the eyes of the creator? I designed all the graphical artwork of both the Audio books including the CD art.
You can view this master piece in the Museum ‘Het Dolhuys’. When Pieter asked me to create a new website for him I knew I had to shape it into a book with the touch of the existing art I made for the real books. It shouldn't only look like a book, but act like a book with it’s navigation structure as well. Those are the swapping pages and the rearranging bookmarks. The fun thing is that I had the idea of producing them for real as well. The background of the website changes color. Not without reason, it is illustrating the mood swings of the bipolar disorder which makes it the final touch for this website. To me, most of my ideas I have never seen before and I find them unique. That doesn’t mean it has never done before. I’m just saying that I’m not going to search the world to check if my ideas were already done before or not. Either way, my creations are originated from my own vision.
For the background I used artwork which Pieter made in a manic episode:
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I also designed the English & Dutch Omnibus book covers. For both Audio books I created a paper stack effect so it looks like a book. The same idea I used for the Omnibuses. Because an Omnibus already is a book, makes it seem like an useless piece of design. I still found need for it because this time I used it to create the effect that it looks like two books.
As a designer I had in mind to make the new artwork look like the original books for recognition within the Netherlands.