Thesis design for Patrick Alan Forbes -

Heads Up

Sensorimotor control of the head-neck system

By Patrick Alan Forbes

Thesis design package
Cover, inner pages, invitations & propositions:
Concept, illustration, book design & layout

Background information:
Patrick asked me to work with the black & white pencil drawings his sister made – could I perhaps use that in the cover design? To solve the ‘problem’ of not having a top and bottom of the ‘head-illustration’ I created the ‘flag’ wrapped around it, after that I worked with the colors. This flag returns on the ‘part-pages’ of the book interiour. The bold title ‘heads up’ deserved a statement – that’s why we chose for the background as it is.

Neck muscles and vestibular organ illustrations on cover: Kathryn A. Forbes (based on illustrations from “Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body”)

PhD promotiedag: 07 – 03 – 2014
@ Technische Universiteit Delft

Printing: Ridderprint

You delivered a final product that I could never have expected, but that was exactly what I wanted. A book design that represents both my personality and my research.”
Thesis Design Package