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Cover design and layout for Robert Zola Christensen’s Larverne, Ansaldo og krydderihandlerens søn

Robert Zola Christensen’s novel Larverne, Ansaldo og krydderihandlerens søn is a tale about strange occurrences in 1749. The plague has spread across Europe, large stone-eating worms are discovered in a mine shaft, frozen birds emerge from a lake. Something is fundamentally out of whack.

The cover is made as a collage of illustrations from Grösste Denkwürdigkeiten der Welt oder sogenannte Relationes Curiosæ from 1683. The same book is, together with etchings from Rijksmuseum and British Museum, the source for the 13 illustrations within the book, each a circular cutout, as if seen through a spyglass looking into a strange, foreign world.

Published in 2016 by Gyldendal. Edited by Ask Hansen.

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