In Pursuit of Chai, by Ashok Amaran
This was one of the projects I completed as part of my last semester in school. This particular book was still in the process of being written, so I was designing based off of a rough idea presented to me by the author. The cover needed to show how this journey takes the main character through many ancient places including the Aztec, Incan, Mayan ruins, across the Atlantic, through the middle east, to Jordan, Israel, Egypt, and finally further east to India where he meets with Yogis that hold the secret of the popular drink. Eventually, what he finds will change him and the way he sees the world forever.
The idea was sort of Indiana Jones meets Three Cups of Tea (if you’re familiar with that cover art), and I think it really looks quite nice.
This photograph was taken by me, with additional imaging and typography done in Adobe Photoshop CS4.