Ex Libris Bookplate

Term: Fall 2019
Course: Illustrator’s Sketchbook

In the Illustrator’s Sketchbook course, my professor Shreyas R. Krishnan instructed us to create images that could be stamped onto books indicate our ownership. I chose to illustrate a lobster relaxing in a pot of boiling water because I was drawn to its  twisted humor. Also, my last name “Angstreich” translates to “full of anxiety” in German so this morbid image felt particularly apt. 

I drew the image on paper with micron and then edited the colors in Photoshop. I hand-lettered the type to mimic the ToY typeface by the foundry Out of the Dark.