A guidebook to YA books

Adventure Guide

Okeanos Publishing House decided to celebrate their 10 years of activity by making this ambitious project: a hardcover guidebook to 80 of the best YA books of all times - and they have asked me to illustrate it.

This massive project includes 240 B&W illustrations; 80 of the authors themselves and 160 elements from the books (2 for each). The brief was to create realistic, trace-based illustrations in three distinctive styles.

The book was designed by Inbal Reuven and published at December 2019, by Okeanos Publishing House.

The cover

Spreads for example

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

Five on a Treasure Island by Enid Blyton

Illustrations from the book


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