Novel Idea Bookshop Toorak
Author(s): Shaun Parr; Oksana Salamantina
Hidden Museum presents a cabinet of curiosities--from scientific specimens to antique objet d'art. Behind each intricate illustration in red hides another illustration in blue, which reveals the true nature of the item. Wave the red cellophane magnifying glass over the rock to reveal the geode beneath, or the skull behind the head of the bird. An index at the back explains the scientific significance of each object. A beautiful gift book with a luxurious vintage feel that feels full of mysteryand intrigue.
Shaun Parr: Shaun Parr is a young Wigan-based illustrator, whose intricately detailed illustrations are inspired by scientific illustration, biological forms, taxidermy, fossils and geology. Since graduating from the prestigious Liverpool School of Art with a first class degree, he has been working with clients including The Wellcome Trust and the Victoria and Albert Museum. His work has been critically acclaimed and featured in design Blogs It's Nice That and Design Juices. He was also awarded the Cass Art Sketchbook prize in 2015.