THE BROKEN ROAD
The publishers John Murray recently commissioned me to design the jacket and endpapers for Patrick Leigh Fermor’s final book ‘The Broken Road’. The English artist John Craxton (1922 - 2009) produced designs for the first editions of seven of Fermor’s books. Craxton’s bold and playful covers are synonymous with the work of Fermor. This posed a certain design challenge - I had to ensure that the new jacket sat comfortably within the series whilst expressing my own approach. I referenced the colours of the covers ‘Roumeli’ and ‘Mani’. Whereas both of these depict a daytime scene with a sun-like motif in the sky I wanted my design to represent a nocturne. The inspiration for this came from a passage in which Fermor, accompanied by a stray black dog, discovers the ruin of a mosque at night under a bright moon.
Life In The Big Carrot on Flickr.
i had a very long moment with this gorgeous family of bearded tooth fungi.;_______;
Pocketful Illustration Magazine is waiting for your submissions for its 10th issue!
Theme: “One does not love breathing.”
Deadline: April 15
One minute videos researching life (historically) in over 100 Amsterdam canal houses were presented by the artists at Goethe-Institut Amsterdam in March 2014.
City Weather on Flickr.
Woman in the Dunes (Suna no onna) - Hiroshi Teshigahara - 1964