Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness in pictures

Conrad’s novella of colonial atrocity has inspired powerful images from entrants to a competition to illustrate the book. The winning pictures will be published in a new edition from the Folio Society later this year. 

Magdalena Szymaniec's digital work is inspired by traditional media including watercolour painting and printmaking.
Magdalena Szymaniec is a Polish illustrator who lives in Richmond, Virginia. She is a student at Ringling College of Art and Design. Her digital work is inspired by traditional media including watercolour painting and printmaking.
Illustration by Magdalena Szymaniec
Illustration by Magdalena Szymaniec
Reto Crameri's as also performed live drawing and worked on playful visual settings for exhibitions.
Reto Crameri graduated in visual communication from Geneva University of Art and Design. In 2012 he was awarded a grant for book illustration by the City of Geneva.
Illustration by Reto Crameri
Illustration by Reto Crameri.
Max P. Häring works in mixed media in pen, ink and acrylics then digitally adds shading.
Max P Häring studied at the Akademie der bildenden Künste München in Munich, and has worked as an independent artist since 1983. He works in mixed media in pen, ink and acrylics then digitally adds shading.
Illustration by Max P Häring
Illustration by Max P Häring
Kit Russell  is a 23-year-old Scottish designer living in London.
Kit Russell is a 23-year-old Scottish designer. Having graduated from Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2013, he has spent the last year freelancing as a designer.
Illustration by Kit Russell.
Illustration by Kit Russell
Bethany White's work aims to lift the veil on the esoteric and arcane.
Bethany White is a 22-year-old artist and illustrator from Manchester. Her work aims to lift the veil on the esoteric and arcane, delving into the vast subjects of occult philosophy and ancient mythology.
Illustration by Bethany White
Illustration by Bethany White
Sean's work combines traditional ink drawing and printmaking with digital techniques.
Sean McSorley’s work combines traditional ink drawing and printmaking with digital techniques, his subject matter often reflecting his interest in early- and mid-20th-century cinema and literature.
Illustration by Sean McSorley
Illustration by Sean McSorley

• The Book Illustration Competition is run by the Folio Society and House of Illustration.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2014/aug/26/joseph-conrad-heart-of-darkness-in-pictures

 

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