“2011 - 2016”


The book cover illustration for a great Ukrainian modern poet Птицами (Ptitsami, "by birds" in an exact translation).

Five years of life is not a verdict, but a whole story of pleasant grief, wide smiles, devastating disappointments and sorrows, warm embraces, silent "goodbyes". And the fact that the words cannot express that, but in some incredible way, he succeeded. Magic. 

From myself I will add that the cover was changed three or four times, completely changing its appearance. We looked through different concepts in search of a suitable palette of colors and emotions. This cover concept appeared in August 2017. In a fit of emotion after a few cozy evenings, heart-to-heart talks and devastated bottles of wine. The midnight banged, the carriage turned into a pumpkin and the trilogy into one massive assembly. «Autumn» absorbed «Winter» and «Spring», completely forgetting about «Summer». 

The book was published in 2018.   

This book  won at the  'Ukrainian Design: the Very Best of' competition in the 'Book design and illustration' category.


All work copyright © Vadym Solowski