We are so glad to present this wonderful book, Maraton in the shop by talanted illustrator Karin Cyrén. Karin has studied Graphic Design & Illustration · Storytelling at Konstfack University in Stockholm, Sweden.
“I want my drawing to be fast. I think planning and sketch work are important, and a good thing, but they give me the creeps and my patience soon runs out. What drives me is the feeling I get when a picture is finished. It’s the best feeling in the world, and the reason I’m attending this college is to make sure I experience this feeling as often as possible.
Marathon runners are chasing another feeling, but it is maybe similar. A feeling of managing something almost superhuman – of beating yourself. My project is about a marathon. For a brief period I’ll be drawing more than I’ve ever done before. That’s my marathon.”
Maraton is a textless picture book about a marathon that runs through a very diverse landscape.
The book won gold in the Swedish contest Kolla! 2010 and was described by the jury as “an evocative panorama of large and small with room for a new story at every reading.”
Also, check out this amazing tape by Karin (maybe in the shop further on ;)