Following the successes of the Complete Short Stories of W. Somerset Maugham and the Complete Short Stories of Agatha Christie (which were selected for the V&A illustration awards 2005) I was commissioned by the Folio Society to illustrate the Complete Novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Because of the rigorous nature of my research, (visiting the V&A, seeing the various versions of films based on Fitzgerald’s work, reading various biographies) I have created a piece of work, which although using traditional techniques is contemporary in its interpretation. Members of the Folio Society, which has members worldwide, will obviously purchase the collection. It is believed I have illustrated the definitive collection of Fitzgerald’s work. This is the first time a single illustrator has interpreted the complete works of the author.
Illustrating fiction requires a thorough understanding of the text. I read each novel several times and make notes of passages, which might be illustrated. The required research is of fashion, time and place. The construction of a plan is necessary to understand the linear narrative. There is a close association with both art director and editor to discuss the selected passages.
Each of the four volumes comes in a slipcase. There are two versions of printed cover cloths and 38 b/w illustrations. The volumes were featured in the Folio Society’s catalogue.
|Type of Research:||Art/Design Item|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design|
|Date:||01 January 2005|
|Deposited By:||INVALID USER|
|Deposited On:||04 Dec 2009 14:03|
|Last Modified:||18 Aug 2010 15:31|