Meet my favourite illustrator in the whole world: Sonia Pulido. I think it was my good friend (and possibly 2nd favourite illustrator) IRKUS who gave me her first book saying I might like her work. Pencil lines, mid-century styled tragic heroines, pin-ups and losers in a surreal world mixed with collage and clever vintage colour palettes all executed with a very distinctive and sharp sense of humour… definitely my kind of illustration.

I treasure all her books to date and was lucky enough to be in Spain on holiday when her fifth book was released last week. El Park Guell de Gaudi Barcelona published by treseditores is part of a series about spanish cities and their landmarks.

Beautiful mosaic endpaper:

Unlike her other books, there aren’t any surreal elements to it and it doesn’t have any words only full spreads of the two tone illustrations:

Take a closer look and you realise there is a character that guides you through the park and the story, the little girl on the left that appears on every page sort of a Where’sWally? little narrator:

Launch party in Barcelona tomorrow, really wish I could go! More info here.

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