Illustration on T.M. Wolf’s book ‘Sound’ for The New Wolf

This is another illustration I did for, The New Wolf’. The article was written by Jamie Tennent, on the book ‘Sound’ by T.M. Wolf. The book has been described as revolutionary in terms of  its layout- similar to a music score and it’s content, a break through in terms of its originality compared to ‘Generation X’. The book follows a young man, taking leave from studying for a Doctorate in Philosophy to work and live in New Jersey, in a Boat Yard. Many interesting characters and relationships are described, including, an unconventional relationship with a local girl, the reuniting with an old friend who fronts a covers band. Also, the pothead, albino twin and rastafarian co workers from the Boat Yard. This is also set against the backdrop of New Jersey with sycamores, synagogues, rococco palaces, modernist estates, palm trees and swimming pools.

The illustration shows his position as shift manager in a Boat Yard, caught up in dreams, ideas and music that occupy his mind. A part of this is the paranoia of police surveillance he developed and also the relationship with a local girl, Vera, described as beautiful yet frustrating and odd. You can read the article here:

About Matthew Dale

Illustrator / Artist / Printmaker based in London, graduated from RCA in Communication Art and Design.
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