Rock Paper Books is a small publisher reproducing the classics with minimal interior and modern cover design. Check out their website www.rockpaperbooks.com 'Robinson Crusoe' was my book of choice - "the classic adventure story". Adventure stories have fascinated me from a young age, and trying to capture the epic atmosphere of a great adventure graphically is something I can really get passionate about. I have a fascination with the composition of landscapes and their beauty and each time I design one I try to push it to the next level. For Robinson Crusoe my aim was to create more than just a bright vibrant illustration; I wanted to evoke a dramatic, lonely but serene setting and my inspiration came from the quote that I have incorporated on the back cover. The bearded face of Crusoe can be seen incorporated into the landscape using his small hut and some rocks as the eye, it didn't turn out as obvious as I had planned but if you can spot it, it's something you might appreciate. I went as far as to add some details that might never be spotted by some, such as the footprints on the beach and the wreckage amongst the rocks but these were all elements of the story that I just couldn't leave out and they are purely there to please the true fans of this tale.