Italo Calvino
The Invisible Cities
Graphic concept and design by Palo Bálik.
Illustrations by me.
Publishing house Artforum, 2017.
The book is printed with 13 Pantone colors.
How to make the invisible visible?
You can see the illustrations only after cutting the page spreads.
In all 55 illustrations I used the material from the internet:
screenshots from google maps with various filters applied.
By layering of these B&W images I was able to create various surfaces and textures:
wood, marble, vegetation, textiles, tiles, etc.
Diomira
Dorothea
Zaira
Anastastia
Tamara
Desphina
Euphemia
Ipazia
Sophronia
Bauca
Leandra
Smeraldine
Pirra
Eusapia
Irene
Tekla
Cecilia
Theodora