I collaborated with Bookblock notebooks on a series of four illustrated notebooks, now available online as part of their Bookblock Editions Collection. 



The series is inspired by the summers I've spent in Ancona, a city along the Adriatic coast in central Italy. At the edge of the city there's this elevator built into the side of a cliff, which connects the city to an urban beach below. The rocky beach is paved with concrete, and from the top of the cliff there's this incredible view of a semi-circle of sunbathers extending out into the sea. This view inspired the first illustration in the notebook series. The others were similarly inspired by this intersection of water and urban life, in Ancona and surrounding areas.

Photos courtesy of Bookblock