“Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty” Jun’ichirō Tanizaki concludes in his classic essay In Praise of Shadows. A tiny book of 50+ pages that that has inspired architects, designers and artists from all over the world.
Grey is one of the hardest colors to work with since it leans so easily towards other colors. Who hasn’t brought home a jar of paint only to find it looks green, brown, purple, blue or pink on the wall?! However, when it’s right, it’s right.
It’s not a book for sissies. Maybe not even for children, some has argued. But regardless; The Brothers Lionheart remains a beloved classic and Jesper Waldersten´s illustrations infuses new layers of darkness to the story.
“Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy – but mysterious. Black says this: “I don’t bother you – don’t bother me” – Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto walks his own path. Dressed in black.