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Gallimard Jeunesse is one of the largest publishing house in France - if not the biggest-
for children and young adults books, including Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling.
Les Chroniques de l'Érable et du Cerisier, with two volumes already released is their last success. Set in the feudal Japan, the saga is written through the lens of Ichirô, an abandoned child, educated by a samurai.
I had the great opportunity to create the logo of the saga, a map of the city of Tokyo at the beginning of the book and an illustrated pattern printed on the fore-edge.
Young adults starting from 13 y.o.
Art director: Adèle Silly
Illustrator: Gabrielle Monceaux
The title of the book could be translated in english by The Chronicles of the Maple and the Cherry Tree. That's why I felt important to include it in the logo as well as the translated Japanese kanji. Their handmade style give a feeling of an old traditional seal.
Les Chroniques de l'Érable et du Cerisier will be a 4 volume saga. On each book is printed an illustrated fore-edge. In this epic story, we'll be following the adventures of Ichîro through the seasons so I decided to represent each season for each volume. The first one beginning with winter.
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