Thesis cover design for Gerda Noordmans -
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Novel Genes in Renal Aging

By Gerda Noordmans

Cover, inner pages, bookmark, extra invitation, propositions;
Concept, illustration, book design & layout

Background information:
Gerda Noordmans told me she loved illustrations where something ‘real’ was transformed into a ‘symbolic visualization’. This research was about renal aging; the process of kidneys growing old. The roots of the tree in the cover illustration have the shape of a healthy kidney, the branches at the top are shaped in a ‘degrated kidkney’. A young and old bird symbolising life, the falling leafs illustrating the aging process. Every chapter has it’s own unique ‘tree’ on the chapterpage. Drawing the leafs one by one was a very pleasant thing to do, resulting in an attractive book illustration.

Thesis defense; 25 – 09 – 2014
@ Radboud University Nijmegen

Printing: Gildeprint

“The defense went very well, it was a really lovely day. Have also received many compliments on cover and layout!
Thanks for the pleasant cooperation! I’ll follow you on twitter;). Greetings, Gerda”
Thesis Design Package