The Human Zoo
The Human Zoo is a dual point of view story that follows Priya and Jax. As an inmate inside this human zoo, Priya is obstinate, intelligent, and desperately is looking for a way out. That is until Jax, the zoo owner's son enters her enclosure. She discovers his secret, and he vows to help her escape. Will he make it in time?
A new exhibit, The Petting Zoo, is set to open, and Priya is the main attraction. First, though, she has to make it through Rehabilitation, a behavioral facility designed to break animals into submission.
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
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.