Thursday, April 10, 2014

Seeing Calvino tumblr

My friends Matt Kish, Leighton Connor and I have started a tumblr called Seeing Calvino, dedicated to illustrating the work of the brilliant Italian fantasist Italo Calvino.
We are rotating weekly between the three of us as each Wednesday one of us tackles one of the cities described in Calvino's incredible book Invisible Cities. There are 55 cities in the book, so it should take us a little over a year to complete them if all goes smoothly.
Please follow us, it should be interesting, and we may even have further Calvino plans for the future.

Here is Matt Kish's glorious vision of Diomira:

And here is my first city, Isidora:
"When a man rides a long time through wild regions he feels the desire for a city..."

 And Leighton Connor draws an imposing Dorothea for his first city:
Leighton Connor's Dorothea on Seeing Calvino