Stunning Vintage Illustrations of Don Quixote by Spanish Graphic Design Pioneer Roc Riera Rojas
An expressive mid-century take on the Cervantes classic.
By Maria Popova
There must be something in the air about remarkable Spanish illustrations of literary classics. In 1968, Spanish graphic design pioneer Roc Riera Rojas illustrated a special edition of Miguel de Cervantes’s cult early-seventeenth-century novel Don Quixote, which has since become a prized collector’s item.
The stunning, expressive artwork is the most breathtaking vintage take on a classic since Salvador Dalí’s little-known 1969 drawings for Alice in Wonderland and Kay Nielsen’s 1914 fairy tale illustrations.
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Meanwhile, don’t forget Dalí actually illustrated Don Quixote himself in 1960:
Published November 2, 2012