Penguin Random House Student Design Award Entry

My submission for the Penguin Random House Student Design Award in 2017 based on the novel To Kill A Mockingbird.

My illustration explores the loss of innocence and the foreboding nature of the book. Inspired by the Oak Tree. I focused on the symbolism of the knothole as it’s a point of communication for Boo Radley and the children. The stark contrast of the white of the soap dolls and the black silhouette is striking and represents the good and evil explored in the book. The shadow depicts Boo Radley and his protectiveness over the children, and the darkness symbolizes racism and the foreshadowing that is consistent throughout the book, while the figures represent the innocence of Scout and Jem.

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