Today we have a giveaway of a truly beautiful book, along with a brief review written by Shelley Cline, who has been helping around the studio lately!
I had the pleasure of reviewing a new collection of illustrations by Nigel Peake called In The Wilds. His muse is the self-described “middle of nowhere” Ireland where he grew up, and where he finds his adult self continually drawn (pun intended). A good reminder to get up from my computer and go outside! It seemed the only proper place to spend some quality time with this book.
It’s gorgeous. The feel of the cover, the paper, the hand-lettering. And then, of course, the illustrations. He uses a scaffolding of lines and blocks of color to give structure to a rural landscape where “things naturally fall apart.” Leafing through this book, I felt myself with Peake on one of his daily walks. Surprises abound, and there’s a horse with such presence that I was sad to only see him once. Peake says, “To let things wander…it takes time.” In The Wilds is a deep, full breath of natural wonder.
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The giveaway ends on Friday at midnight (EST) and the winner (randomly picked from among the comments) will be announced on
Monday Tuesday. Open to US residents only. Good luck!
Thanks to Princeton Architectural Press for hosting this giveaway!