TITLE / AUTHOR
“Blue Road to Atlantis”, novel by Jay Nussbaum (softcover with flaps).
Kastaniehøj, Denmark 2009
Book cover design and photomontage
“Blue Road to Atlantis takes place within the universe of Hemingway’s classic The Old Man and the Sea. But having said that, this is a story entirely of its own. It is the story of Little Fishmael and of friendship, fear, love and truth. And it’s a story about finding ones deepest values and living in accordance with the flow. The one around us and the one inside each of us.”
Imagine a cross between the novel Rabbit Mountain and Jonathan Livingston Seagull – but for fish. Then you have this little book – sweet, whimsical and philosophical. Although tempting, I didn’t think a hand-drawn or painted illustration would do the novel justice. I feared the result would seem too much like a children’s book. So I chose to work with photomontage and photorealistic illustration. I think the result is both poetic and mischievous, and the author was very excited.