About This Project

The brief: Book cover illustration.


The context:
Lars Myttings non-fiction book „Hel ved“ (Solid wood) is one of the greatest publishing successes in Scandinavia ever. It is a «practical-lyrical» guide on the use and lore of firewood, based on Norwegian traditions and our modern science on stoves and renewable energy. For the german publication of the book by publishing house Insel Verlag Berlin, a new cover illustration was required.


What I did:
As a starting point, editorial design specialist Andrea Glanegger did send over a photo, depicting a wood grained surface with a knot. My challenge: To create a fitting illustration of a proud and happy lumberjack, executed in a detailed vintage-woodcut-ish style.