Artist Evan Robertson creates prints inspired by literary passages.
Evan Robertson’s black and white illustrations are inspired by literary quotes from great authors and thinkers like Ernest Hemingway, Shakespeare, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Charles Dickens. Each print incorporates a quote from a book, along with a clever and thoughtful drawing.
The project began when Robertson would see a “little jewel of a sentence” and underline it. He would then take those “snippets of text and ideas” and “let the words be a springboard for an illustration.” He explained that, “The illustrations incorporate and interact with the text and hopefully add up to something that engages the mind as much as the eye.”
Robertson has created 32 different designs and is still creating. He plans to stop the series when he reaches about 50. You can order some of the prints from his Etsy shop. Below are some of our favorite illustrations: