I’m adoring the work of Russian illustrators Ilya Donets and Margarita Shchetinskaya, who are working under the name Zilasaule (the name represents a kind of fish-bird creature). The pair have been collaborating since 2005 on illustration and book design, coming out with a range of books that are beautifully rendered. And more interestingly, the style of each one is different! It’s no wonder, since the duo has been pushing the envelope while experimenting with various media and techniques. Their style is crafted first by taking the story into account, and then matching their illustrations organically into the story.
Check out their huge map, and click on it to see the it up close!