Dani Choi
Where is My Baboon Hiding?

Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
For this project, I wanted to create a picture book in which readers can have an interactive experience. With this in mind, I decided to make a lift-the-flap book that is full of fun characters with lots of surprises. The book begins with a clown crying out for help to find her sidekick baboon. It then leads the reader into the private rooms of sideshow freaks in search of the baboon.

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How did you make this work:
My goal for this project was to surprise the readers with images that are hiding behind the flaps. Since each sideshow freaks have interesting physical traits, I decided use those attributes as surprising elements. I also gave each character relatable idiosyncrasies (e.g., an eight legged-lady loves collecting shoes) to bring them to life.

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School of Visual Arts

Dani Choi is an illustrator based in New York. She graduated with a BFA in Communication Design from Washington University in St. Louis and is pursuing her MFA degree in Illustration as Visual Essay at School of Visual Arts. Using bold and limited color palettes, she likes to create fun and whimsical characters to tell stories.