Illustration, Concept, Visual Storytelling

Das Buch vom Tee von
Okakura Kakuzo

Okakura Kakuzo´s book of tea has become one of the most important books on tea ever written. It is a true classic on the Japanese tea ceremony and its philosophy. When Insel Verlag invited me to contribute illustrations to the elaborate reprint, I was incited to create images that will not only illustrate, but also illuminate its complex content.

Illustration, Concept: Alexandra Klobouk
Graphic Design: Eva Gonçalves

Available at ︎ Inselbücherei
or your local bookstore

Cover of the sold out special edition >

Everything is done with tremendous care and filled with meaning:  be it arrangement of flowers, the space between things or reading the teapot

A safe space protecting from the chaos of the world

 The ritual of folding the Fukusa towel. Over and over and over again.

All illustrations
are available as prints
in my shop ︎


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