The Land Of Nod by Robert Louis Stevenson & Robert Hunter (Flying Eye Books)

cvxmu-lwgaqlerThis lyrically jaunty classic poem by Robert Louis Stevenson has been magically reinvented by Robert Hunter with the most atmospheric and perhaps unexpected illustrations.

Hunter provides a whole new meaning to this childhood poem with his contemporary styling and dreamy palette selection.

14591843_10154501030510446_3811423559933564796_nThis poem moves at quite a pace and is very much open to interpretation with it short, snappy lines.

Here, we are introduced to a young boy. By day he stays at home all day with nothing but his own company and his toys, but by night he is transported to a surreal and dreamlike world, where his toys morph into living beings.

14632987_10154501030600446_5759218697238078373_nWe particularly liked the fact that there is an ‘edge’ to this poem and the accompanying illustrations.

A darker side to this poem emerges half way through the story and Hunter doesn’t shy away from this element of the poem, he embraces it and provides a new perspective on this classic.

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Robert creates his spreads using pencils and crayons, before adding colour digitally and this adds to the apparent depth in his artwork.

We’d like to thank Robert Hunter for providing a truly engaging and stylish re-imagination of a classic, which will introduce a whole new generation to the work of one of our best loved authors.

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