The Human Zoo
Jax Cooper lives a comfortable life, maybe too comfortable. Born into a powerful family, Jax is the son of the largest mogul in the world. As a journalist for The Globe, he takes on a unique, self-assigned piece:
to investigate his father’s empire, The Human Zoo. Disguised as one of the animals and stripped of his identity, wealth, and eugenic luxuries, Jax is challenged by what it means to be human when he meets Priya. Born into the zoo’s captivity, Priya has only known two things; she does not belong here, and she will do anything to escape, but freedom always seemed impossible until an unusual new animal, Jax, arrives. A gripping investigation turned life changing, Jax is forced to make a decision. Will he risk dismantling society by exposing who—or what—being an animal means . . . or succumb to his only living protection, his family’s empire?
Map Layout's Designed by Margaret Rogers
The layout of the zoo is in the rough shape of a triangle. It has two levels, an upper and lower. The lower level is the ground level, where the viewers have the chance to see the animals up close and personal through glass walls.
The upper level is above the enclosure. Viewers can look down on the animals behind the safety of an ornate black fence. There is the option to feed the animals treats here.
In the center of the zoo is a glass tower. Here is the central area of restaurants, gift shops, photos, and more.
Euzhan Shabazz created the beautiful cover for The Human Zoo. She took minimalist designs with bright colors to show the contrasting elements of the story. Select 'View More' below to visit her website!
Euzhan's Cover Designs
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Cover Design Process
The cover design process for The Human Zoo was a little challenging. This entire project of mine has two goals, to share a story and support women, artists. After putting a suggestion box on Instagram, several creatives were referred to me: Euzhan Shabazz, Margaret Rogers, Jessica Tye, and Joey Bauchle. All of these women are intelligent, worldly, and unbelievably talented. It was an honor to work with all of them. Even though I could only choose one for the final cover, I feel showcasing each of their talents is necessary. They could be the next artist to help you. Below will be a link to each artist own page. I highly recommend you check them out.