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B Aware!

Anti-B-cell therapy in renal transplantation

By Elena Kamburova

Thesis cover design package
Cover illustration, design & typography, bookmarker + chapter page layout (proposal)

Background information:
The cells that are subject of this research, look a little bit like the fluffy dandelions floating in the air. This was the inspiration for this cover illustration. The kidney-shaped B in the title makes sure it’s clear what the main theme is. The colorpalet as well as illustration style is based on Elena’s personal preferences. Drawing each dandelion by hand, and making sure the ‘cell particles’ were correct was a precise, but fun job.

Thesis defense; 25 – 09 – 2014
Radboud University Nijmegen

Printing: Gildeprint

“I am really happy with the result! During the promotion, everyone said the cover was very nice. Someone even asked a question about it during the defense. Apparently one of the members had recently read an article about dandelions and there appeared to be a lot of different species, just like it is with the B-cells. So he thought it was a clever finding :). I will definitely recommend you to my colleagues !!!

Third place for the Dutch Federation of Nephrology Dissertation Award 2014
Thesis Cover Design