I was approached by Mr Salmon (Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Oxford Eye Hospital) to work on the 9th edition of Kanski’s Clinical Ophthalmology to supply photographs, artwork and use my knowledge of art and design to improve the layout and quality of the images from the previous edition. This edition features hundreds of my images that were collected over my time working at the Eye Hospital.
I felt that the cover artwork could be improved as it didn’t reflect the content and have a identity through the first 8 editions – see below.
I submitted the artwork below to the publisher as i felt this theme could be used for the next edition with either a different colour banding or another ophthalmic device in the background, keeping the same typeface and overall style. I thought this design was more clinical than previous editions which reflected the content of the book.
The publishers altered the design slightly as they felt the text should be more prominent but were in agreement that there should be an identity that should be used throughout any future editions and followed my design (see image below) . It was my good fortune to work with Mr Salmon on this book and it stands out as one of the highlights of my career so far.