Drawing Europe Together
Axel Scheffler, Various
Mr B's review
Mr B’s Christmas Catalogue Review 2018
Born as an exhibition for the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair, this thoughtful and honest little book features 45 images of what Europe is and has been (or could be) for different people, by 45 celebrated illustrators. From Oliver Jeffers’ hypothetical Northern-Irish passport, to Kristina Andres’ cow happily juggling stars, their drawings express faith in togetherness, as well as uncertainty for the future, welcoming you into each artist’s visual world, to share in the conversation.
Are we still ‘United in Diversity’? Forty-five artists from across Europe share their powerful illustrations of the European Union’s shared past and our unsure future. From Brexit bees to wall-jumping bulls, Drawing Europe Together is a unique collection portraying the European community . . . with or without Britain.
This is a passionate and heartfelt exploration of Europe and what it means to many of the people who live and work within its borders. The book brings together forty-five renowned illustrators who, through their drawings and accompanying words, share their vision of Europe in this beautiful and timely collection, with a foreword by the British Book Awards Illustrator of the Year 2018, Axel Scheffler.
Inspired by the Drawing (for) Europe exhibition which took place at the Institut Francais in London in 2018, Drawing Europe Together showcases the original artwork from the exhibition as well as never-before-seen illustrations from additional leading artists. With contributions from many of the world’s best book illustrators including Quentin Blake, Claude Dubois, Jim Field, Emily Gravett, Judith Kerr, Oliver Jeffers, Sarah McIntyre, Lydia Monks, Thomas Muller and Chris Riddell.