Christine Komm

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Jules Verne Adventures

I decided to use the travel theme guideline in the broadest sense and went for a more illustrative approach  on three of the classic and fabulously fantastic adventure trip novels by science fiction writer Jules Verne: 

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea:

French marine biologist Professor Pierre Aronnax, Canadian whaler and master harpoonist Ned Land and Aronnax's faithful servant Conseil go on an expedition to find a mysterious sea monster. They get in trouble on the sea and get rescued by a giant creature which turns out to be a submarine, created by captain Nemo whom they join on his own journey after the incident. 

Journey to the Centre of the Earth:

German professor Otto Lidenbrock, who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the centre of the Earth. He, his nephew Axel, and their guide Hans descend into the Icelandic volcano Snæfellsjökull, encountering many adventures, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards.

Around the World in Eighty Days:

Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days. While disembarking in Egypt, they are watched by a Scotland Yard detective named Fix, who has been dispatched from London in search of a bank robber and who mistakes Fogg for the criminal. On their way they use multiple means of transportation, among which are also an elephant and a wind powered sledge, however most of the travel is done by train. 

My sketches are anything but presentable as I tend to do my sketches on top of other work, on tiny snippets and preferably on invoice envelopes, but hey, here's one of my doodles for the first piece:

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I included the novel titles in the badges as well as the names of the main characters. I made an exception for the second one though and incorporated the first destination of the travellers instead. Also, I kept the titles in different languages according to the origin of the protagonists. 

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I really tried to make the circle shape a dominant element of each design, so you will find multiple circle shapes besides the outer ring of concentric circles. 

Here's a grid for the second design, which is meant to show the vulcano as well as the (admittedly somewhat fantastic) destination the group intended to reach: the core of the earth. 

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The final design: 

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And finally the last one: 

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Thanks for looking and feedback! 

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