Thursday, January 12, 2012

Daydream

One of the most fascinating books I read last year was Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino. It's a strange combination of novel, poetry, and pure imagination. When I finished it, I wanted to draw every city in the book and make up a few of my own. 

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11 comments:

Marcos said...

One of my favourite books! Loved the poster.

Marcos said...

Oh, and have you seen Nora Sturges' work on the subject? http://norasturges.com/marco-polo

wheatgerm said...

great interpretation

Scott Morris said...

I just read Invisible Cities last year, too, and I think it would be AWESOME if you tried drawing them. I'd especially like to see how you do the water pipe city. That would be cool.

Nina said...

Awww....

M.C. said...

I love the idea of this one. Also I like the layout of the panels.

lopoo said...

so simple but so good. (:

Littlemad said...

You should read how Italo Calvino created those stories. I have a preface in my italian book which said that he keep wrote about ideas and catalague them through time, categorising everything for topics. One folder for animals, one folder for flowers, one folder for historical figures etc... and than one day he tooks all those accumulated idea and saw a common pattern. And than he made Invisible Cities, I have the exact text in italian, but I couldn't find the translation.

Grant said...

Marcos: those Nora Sturges paintings are incredible.

Littlemad: sounds fascinating. i might try to track it down in an English version.

Littlemad said...

On this slide http://www.slideshare.net/littlemad on page 48, you can find the original text in italian. I hope that you find at least someone that can help you translating for you

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