David Simurgh's Trilogy #1 - In the Beginning

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Graphic design I've made for In principio (In the beginning), first volume of David Simurgh's trilogy Vi parlerò di loro (I will speak about them), published by La Cicala editore.
It's a spiritual essay where the author recalls his meeting with his masters. The black circle with the white tree on the cover is the emblem of Simurgh's spiritual school, "Eish Shaok". My idea was to expand the branches of the tree, filling the rest of the cover. Also, spirals may recall the idea of something flowing: breeze, water, or energy - a founding concept of the book. I arranged the spirals in six branches or "springs" coming out of the emblem, with the intention of recalling another concept of the book, "the six streams of Eish Shaok".

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