• The Illustration Project: Nine Illustrations Inspired by Nine Books

    "The Summer Without Men" by Siri Hustvedt

  • The Illustration Project: Nine Illustrations Inspired by Nine Books

    "Monsieur Linh and His Child" by Philippe Claudel

  • The Illustration Project: Nine Illustrations Inspired by Nine Books

    "The Year of Magical Thinking" by Joan Didion

  • The Illustration Project: Nine Illustrations Inspired by Nine Books

    "1Q84" by Haruki Murakami

  • The Illustration Project: Nine Illustrations Inspired by Nine Books

    "A Room of One's Own" by Virginia Woolf

  • The Illustration Project: Nine Illustrations Inspired by Nine Books

    "Invisible Cities" by Italo Calvino

  • The Illustration Project: Nine Illustrations Inspired by Nine Books

    "Heaven and Hell" by Jón Kalman Stefánsson

  • The Illustration Project: Nine Illustrations Inspired by Nine Books

    "Vanishing Point" by Carl-Johan De Geer

  • The Illustration Project: Nine Illustrations Inspired by Nine Books

    "Lighthousekeeping" by Jeanette Winterson

The Illustration Project: Nine Illustrations Inspired by Nine Books

Painter/illustrator/comic Niklas Asker wants to elevate the medium of illustration with his series The Illustration Project. In the series, he creates nine separate illustrations inspired by nine books he read by classic authors like Virginia Woolf, Haruki Murakami, and others. He started the series as a way to play around with the definitions of illustration and art, asking questions such as “Is one more high brow than the other?” and “Is there any difference between them at all?” Strangely enough, despite this being an “illustration” project, his nine pieces look different from his usual illustration style. And so there is something slightly more high brow about the pieces featured in this project, but we’re not the types of people to care about drawing lines between illustration and art (wasn’t aware there was a line, or at least not one so broad). Browse through the gallery above to see all nine pieces.

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