Reader

design, idea, illustration, iPhone illustrations, Ken Wilson-Max

“Easy reading is damn hard writing.”

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 – 1864) American novelist and short story writer

Reader

african, idea, illustration, Ken Wilson-Max, London, North London

It seems like print is on the verge of extinction,in favour of profits and technology. It’s a shocking vision; perhaps we won’t see new books printed, only ‘pdf-ed’ or whatever other platform takes hold of us.  But while there are pages in a book and words to capture the imagination, let’s make merry and pray that the future isn’t written in stone (or code). To think that in a short while I will be sketching people on a train reading from a tablet. Funny. Its just not funny ha ha…

It might be time to dust off the old sketchbook, sharpen the pencil and go old school for a few months.

Readers

african, idea, illustration, iPhone illustrations, Ken Wilson-Max, London

“An author spends months writing a book, and maybe puts his heart’s blood into it, and then it lies about unread till the reader has nothing else in the world to do.”
W. Somerset Maugham (1874 – 1965), The Razor’s Edge, 1943

Another reader

design, illustration, iPhone illustrations, Ken Wilson-Max, London

Readers

design, illustration, iPhone illustrations, Ken Wilson-Max, London

One thing that public transport facilitates is reading (or drawing).  Readers of the buses and trains, I salute you!