A Brief Look: Illustrator Vania Zouravliov

By Chris Jalufka | 12.05.2013

 

There is something to be said for falling in love with something you don’t understand and can’t explain. A poem in an ancient text. A song in a foreign language.

This. This is how I see the work of Russian born illustrator Vania Zouravliov.

His work speaks in history. It’s Old World. Catacombs. A rusted dialect — drawings uncovered, illustrating a world forgotten.

Zouravliov’s poster for ‘Lord of the Rings‘ accomplishes something astonishing — it gives the story the taste of a lost text, making the fantasy real.

These illustrations are at the ready to disintegrate — his figures captured in dust.

 

'Lord of the Rings' by Vania Zouravliov

‘Lord of the Rings’ by Vania Zouravliov

 

'Dracula' by Vania Zouravliov & lettering by Aaron Horkey

‘Dracula’ by Vania Zouravliov & lettering by Aaron Horkey

 

By Vania Zouravliov

By Vania Zouravliov

 

By Vania Zouravliov

By Vania Zouravliov

 

By Vania Zouravliov

By Vania Zouravliov

 

By Vania Zouravliov

By Vania Zouravliov

 

By Vania Zouravliov

By Vania Zouravliov

 

Vania Zouravliov on Big Active

Vania Zouravliov on Tumblr

 

 

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