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Friday, 26 November 2010

Stinging red, smarting pink...

Vladimir Nabokov was a self-proclaimed synesthete. In his memoir Speak, Memory, Nabokov described how the sounds of certain letters were coloured in his mind ("In the green group, there are alder-leaf f, the unripe apple of p, and pistachio t...") Artist Jean Holabird adapted Nabokov's letter-colour associations into a series of watercolour illustrations. The result is presented in this gorgeous book, Vladimir Nabokov: Alphabet in Color...










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