We need to talk about Alice: Illustrator explores the topsy turvy world of Wonderland

in Inspiration / Illustration

Lewis Carroll’s novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is undoubtedly one of the most surreal stories to have ever been written. Perhaps the first foray any child will take into the furthest corners of their imagination, it's a rite of passage into the literary world.

And as if the story itself isn't mind-bending enough, illustrator Elda Broglio has created a hypnagogic animated short to commemorate 150 years of the novel for Good Books – an organisation that sells books and donates all profits to charity. The film was directed and produced by Plenty.

Broglio says of the project: "It was a big challenge for me. I illustrated concepts, colour keys, characters and backgrounds, designed objects and letterings among other things – some of them for the first time. It was a great pleasure to work with a lot of talented artists through the entire process."

The whimsical drawings follow Alice on her journey through the winding landscapes and obscure events that take place following her tumble down a rabbit hole. Familiar characters include the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter.

The Argentina-based illustrator has created stunning backgrounds to each frame, that pop with bold blasts of colour, whilst merging different drawing styles to create the feeling of depth.

The below images are behind-the-scenes stills captured throughout the creative process, and you can watch the video here or below.

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