Simon Prades illustrations are simple drawings always ink or pencil on paper, the essential tools of all artists, that you very rarely see these days. He has alot of work on his portfolio site but what caught my interest was his series ‘Our Books’ mainly because I love both illustration and books. Simple as that. It’s a personal work, a collection of pencil drawings based on the books his family and friends were reading from authors such as Camus, Salinger, Herrndorf, Frisch, Garcia Marquez and Steinbeck. The idea was to create an image that would connect the book and the reader.
As Prades says himself about his work:
I love to work in analog mediums, mainly ink, pencil and aquarell without ignoring the computer as a tool to finish work. I am always interested in collaborations with other artists, from all disciplines.
In order from the top are:
- Albert Camus: The Stranger
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez: One Hundred Years Of Solitude
- J. D. Salinger: The Catcher In The Rye
- John Steinbeck: Cannery row
- Max Frisch: I’m Not Stiller
- Wolfgang Herrndorf: Sand
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