"The Auckland Book is a visually stunning memento of what it's like to live one of the world's most desirable cities. In 128 fully illustrated pages it captures the City of Sails in a way no camera ever could. This stylish, funky, fact-filled book is an ideal gift for visitors and locals alike. It covers everything from Auckland landmarks, history and geography to favourite haunts and past times. If you like Auckland, you'll love this gloriously illustrated celebration of one of the world's most unique cities.
The Auckland Book is a creative collaboration between two award-winning writers/creative directors - Mike Fitzsimons and Nigel Beckford of FitzBeck Creative - and seven of NZ's top young illustrators - Ivy Niu, Alisha Brunton, Ezra Whittaker-Powley, Sarah Ryan, Cynthia Merhej, Jess Lunnon and Sandi MacKechnie. The Auckland Book is the latest in the best-selling series of illustrated book about New Zealand including The NZ Book and The Wellington Book."
These are a selection of images that I created for The Auckland Book. This was an amazing and fulfilling project in which each illustrator was given a huge amount of freedom allowing each of our unique styles to come through.
Work from some of the other illustrators: