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.