Author: Miriam Harris
Author: We were given a sneak peak of children’s book Illuminature
Milan-based art and design duo Carnovsky has teamed up with author Rachel Williams to create a multi-layered children’s book only made sense through red, blue and green filters separating the image designs.
True to Carnovsky style, best known for RGB wallpaper designs, Illuminature's neon colours, thin lines and bold shapes mesh in a disorientating manner unless beautifully separated through red, blue or green filters supplied with the book.
The narrative explores 10 different exotic destinations, including the Congo rainforest, the Simpson Desert and the Ganges River Basin and the equally exotic animals that call these locations home.
If the reader looks through the red lens they can see daytime animal designs by Carnovsky, nocturnal and crepuscular creatures through the blue lens and plant life through the green lens, giving the book a magical and immersive aesthetic that is rather breath taking.
Illuminature is also surprisingly information-heavy. Each "destination" has an "observation deck" - a two-page spread of the landscape and animals - along with a lengthy description of the destination and detailed night time, twilight and daytime species guides that follow.
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