We're delighted to announce the release of Pierrot le Fou by the inimitable Yuko Shimizu, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Jean Luc Godard's subversive masterpiece.
With regular work for Vertigo, DC Comics, The New Yorker, The New York Times and Penguin books under her belt, award winning illustrator Yuko Shimizu is amongst the most revered names currently working in the field and has been named by Newsweek as one of 100 Japanese the world respects. It is with great honour that we welcome Ms Shimizu to our roster and look forward to many more collaborations in the future.
Pierrot le Fou is on sale now from our shop.
Black Dragon Press is proud to present Narratives, a monthly series of art prints lovingly curated by art director Nicolas Delort. Showcasing the most exciting young talents alongside the more established names, Narratives invites illustrators around the world to tell a story based around a loosely defined theme. How each artist chooses to illustrate their stories in their own style will form the creative basis for a series that celebrates original art to its fullest extent.
Each chapter will consist of 6 illustrations released over the course of 3 months and will be strictly limited to 100 prints, each including a signed certificate of authenticity, and printed on the highest quality paper by the UK’s best fine art printers.
For the opening salvo we asked the excellent Ashley Mackenzie and Dadu Shin to start us off, naturally, where it all began...
Nicolas Delort's personal interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations. Story has it that Bach composed the Variations at the behest of one Count Kaiserling, who suffered terrible insomnia. The Count's assistant, Mr. Goldberg, was to play the Variations to help him fall asleep. And so, night after night, the Count would request Goldberg to play the Variations which, over time, came to be known as the Goldberg Variations.
I'm happy to present the first piece in a series I've long wanted to work on. Music and especially classical music have always been a big part of my life and I've always wanted to incorporate that into my art and I'm very grateful Black Dragon Press has given me the opportunity to do so. I hope you will like these personal interpretations of a few of my favorite musical compositions as much as I enjoyed making them! Nicolas Delort
To receive on-sale info, sign-up below...