Tuesday, 16 July 2013

The Beautiful Paris Sketchbook by Jason Brooks

The book that I want to share with you this month is the beautiful Paris Sketchbook by Jason Brooks. His stylish work is instantly recognisable and his clients have included Revlon, Veuve Clicquot, Vogue and Elle to name just a few.

My review from My Creative Diva magazine is below and if you want to check out more of Jason's work visit www.jason-brooks.com.

Jason Brooks is one of my favourite fashion illustrators, so needless to say I am smitten with this book, which is essentially his love letter to one of the greatest cities in the world. Paris is synonymous with glamour and nostalgia, and both are perfectly captured through Jason’s eyes.

He brings the city’s architectural icons to life in his unique style; the Gothic grandeur of Notre Dame, the proud Arc de Triomphe, the enormity of the Louvre and of course the greatest icon of them all, the Eiffel Tower. Smaller but no less important Parisian icons are here too, from the Art Nouveau style of the Metro stations to the patisserie windows piled high with cakes and macaroons.

This is a beautifully presented book featuring detailed linear sketches, stylish silhouettes, vintage postcards and famous quotes. Further chapters are devoted to travel, shopping – fitting for the birthplace of so many iconic fashion houses – and the many cafes from which he would sit and sketch the world as it went by.

Jason’s style flits from whimsical storybook to high-octane glamour at the turn of a page and although I haven’t been to Paris in many years, this is exactly how I remember it – beautiful, charming and forever calling out to you to return.

Paris Sketchbook by Jason Brooks, £17.95
ISBN 9781780671055

© Jason Brooks, Laurence King Publishing Ltd.

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