'Stories For Book Lovers' picture book. Publisher: Alma
I was commissioned to illustrate a book of selected stories by renowed authors such as Fitzgerald or Chéjov. The common thread of the stories is the literary world in its broader sense. I made 16 illustrations (7 double and 9 single pages), a cover, endpapers and some spot illustrations
The publisher wanted a cover with 'books and a blanket, something cosy and classical, a reading corner'. I chose an early century typography for the title. The form of the character, the cat and the blanket could remind us of a classical dressed woman.  To increase this mood, I drawed a bookcase as a decorative geometrical element covering the front and the back; its contour was printed in gold.
As the publisher wanted a colorful cover I chose the same yellow I used on the inside illustrations and some more colours with the same colour range.

Here are some inside illustrations. I chose not to use grayscale to achieve stronger images, using the yellow colour in a symbolic/poetic way.

2021 World Illustration Awards - Highly Commended Award
2021 Selected Winner at the American Illustrators 41
2021 Illustrators 64 exhibit and book - Society Of Illustrators NY
3x3 International Illustration Show 2021- Honorable Mention

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