"Utopiran Naakojaa" Publishing House in Paris needs a fresh and innovative look for their short stories that must be completely different from their former book's cover design. My client agreed to let me pick a key concept from each book and translate it into one image with my illustration. I start the project by reading the first book of this collection, "Smell of Human, Scent of Soil."
All the leading characters are middle-class, common men who live in a square-toed country that having a sexual relationship still is taboo, and women must have Hijab in public. The writer tries to unveil the emotional difficulties of these men in their daily life. "My picture as a couple," the first story of the book, inspired me to create the cover image.