My diploma work was 14 illustrations (50x50cm) for Mood Indigo, written by Boris Vian.
The graphics are floating in the same surreal world as the mood of the book. Reflecting and transparent surfaces are frequently used in the book's absurd universe, that's why I used the mixture of mechanical drawings and blueprints.
The mechanical drawings are the symbols of the dualities in the book as well. Moreover it confuses the viewer if they are real technical drawings or just fictions. (I'll help! They're made up!)
Not to mention that, these mechanical figures are the metaphors of the parallels between the decadence of our and the book’s world.
'She has a flower in her right lung.'
'There's an eel - or there was an eel, rather - that used to go into his wash-basin every day through the cold-water tap.'
'A little pink cloud came down from the air and drew up close beside them.'
'She opened her bag and whipped out Chick's heart-snatcher that she'd taken from the drawer in his desk several days previously. 'Would you mind undoing your collar?'
'A second flash followed, then a third, and he switched off the current just as a horrible insect, covered all over in legs, crept out of the motor.'
'And then he coughed because he had swallowed by mistake a hedgehog quill that was hidden in one of the delicacies.'
'But there only seems to be trout in my place.'