Simon Prades: Chaos und Ordnung, 2010

Work / Illustration

Amazingly detailed illustrations and etchings from Simon Prades

Pencil and paper – the first tools we were given as a child after crayons and play-doh. They’re pretty good, and even better when put in the hands of someone with an eye for detail and precision. Over the last few years, illustrator Simon Prades has been churning out amazingly-detailed and technical work in a way that makes my hands feel like they’ll never be able to achieve anything that good, ever. His portfolio is packed full of pencil drawings, ink work with slices of colour and etchings and it’s the concept in his latest project Our Books that caught our attention. Choosing six books that have a personal connection to his own family and friends, Prades has created a series of lovely pencil drawings that unite both of these elements.


Simon Prades: Our Books, 2012 (J.D. Salinger – The Catcher in the Rye/Axel’s book)


Simon Prades: Our Books, 2012 (John Steinbeck – Cannerey row/Father’s book)


Simon Prades: Our Books, 2012 (Wolfgang Herrndorf – Sand/Erik’s book


Simon Prades: Haiti, 2011


Simon Prades: Haiti, 2011


Simon Prades: Chaos und Ordnung, 2010