These beautiful illustrations, created by Cat O’Neil, were featured in a new collection of translated poems by Italian poet Giuseppe Ungaretti. She was given four poems and told to create her own visual interpretations. The results are stunning illustrations that capture the stark modernism of Ungaretti’s words while also adding a more personal touch. In the gallery we included all four illustrations along with their respective poems. Enjoy!
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London illustrator Lizzy Stewart‘s work simply screams “use me in a book.” Her playful style is reminiscent of a storybook, and her cover art, both commissioned and personal, show off that unique flair. From Love in the Time of Cholera to childhood classics like The Secret Garden, Stewart has a knack for capturing the essence of each novel without compromising her style. Above, a selection of some of our favorites.
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With Hayao Miyazaki celebrating his 74th birthday this week, the Studio Ghibli machine seems more profound than ever. In Tokyo there’s even a Ghibli Museum and, if you’re lucky to stop by, you can pick up these beautiful postcard illustrations of the Ghibli Museum in the gift shop. The postcards are painted by Yoshida Noboru, the art director for Ponyo and other Ghibli films, and his soft, colorful style from the films are echoed here in stunning detail. Unfortunately, the postcards are only available at the museum, but you can browse through some scans above courtesy of Halcyon Realms.
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