“Books I’ve Never Read” is a series of illustrations taken from classic, acclaimed book titles, ranging from the cult to the popular- those books which he feels he ‘really should have read’-and attempts to interpret their themes and narratives based on reading only the back-cover blurb. With this project David aimed to engage those who have read the titles and may recognise familiar imagery relating to their consciousness and memory of the novel and it’s themes, as well as too inspire those who have not read the books to do so, perhaps others will wonder ‘what the hell was was he thinking’! The next stage of David’s project after drawing the books ‘blind’ is to actually read them.
About the Artist
David is a Peckham based artist and illustrator interested in pattern, line, stories and animals. He developed his love of drawing whilst training as an architect in Manchester. After seven years training David worked as an architect building schools for several years. Now working within the Executive Appointments team David spends the rest of his time playing guitar and drawing using pen and ink. His favourite medium is the humble Biro.