The Diary of Ernest Gravehunter is an editorial project aimed at disclosuring some ancient Italian legends.
This is a picture book whose basic subject matter concerns design for sustainability: in a gentle but significant way, in fact, The Diary borrows some precious tales and creatures and returns these as commercially appealing, thereby broadening and extending their lifecycle.
It has been chosen, in particular, to make the book look like a diary held by the explorer Ernest Gravehunter, a fictional English character lived between ‘800 and ‘900.
The illustrations cointained in the book, realized with different techniques, play a key role within the project organization chart.
The colour plates were realized using exclusively colored pencils, whereas the two-toned illustrations have been executed using both tranditional and digital techniques.
In The Diary of Ernest Gravenhuter no detail is left to chance, and this also applies to the graphics.
A wide range of complementary skills comes together in the book: not just the attentive drawing up of the layout, of the formats and of the breaks with the rules, but also the development of countless textures, the creation of the “extras” scattered across the pages, the study of various kinds of sought after bookbinding and, moreover, the recourse to conceptually congruent and eco-friendly materials.