Da nuces pueris
This project has been longlisted at the World Illustration Awards, by the AOI and Directory of illustration on this 2022 edition.
The independent publishing house Peu de mosca contacted me to illustrate “Da nuces pueris”, a poetry book by Gabriel Ferrater. The book was published in 2022, during the celebration of the centenary of the poet’s birth and the fiftieth anniversary of his death.
The book consists of 42 poems, of which 15 were illustrated: 12 full-page and 3 half-page. The first edition was published in Catalan in February 2022, the second edition was printed in April 2022.
To make the illustrations I worked with layers in an analog way, with three different techniques: monotype, ink and graphite. Afterwards, I digitally colored them. The use of different registers allowed me a combination of languages that was very much in line with the tone of the poems: both wild and brutal and delicate and sensitive at the same time.