The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by P.K. Dick presents a very structured plot that follows many different characters and jumps in space and time. It is also one of Dick’s first works to explore religious themes and it is therefore open to several layers of interpretation.
My approach to this visual book reflects the structure of the story and aims to create a more engaging experience for the reader.
As the structure of the novel presents different levels of narration and stories within the story, the structure of the book presents books within the book. As the story gets more and more intricate, so do the covers of the chapters.
It is only when the book is finished that the general picture becomes evident. The image that appears is that of a gas mask, symbol of the toxicity of the drugs and of the sinister alien presence of Palmer Eldritch.