A THING CALLED LIFE
À propos de la vie — Christian Borstlap — Hardcover book — 23.2 x 30.5 cm — 56 pages — September 2019 — CAN$23.95
At the dawn of time, from mere stardust and gases, from frozen meteors and the distant sunlight, life emerged. But what is life exactly? How do we define it? After all, it is our most precious gift. Life is about breathing and moving and about feeling. But it's also a struggle to survive and a quest for belonging and being. Life can be big or tiny. One thing is sure, all forms of life are interconnected - from microbes to cetaceans to insects and even more - and all of them are worth celebrating. Without exception.
Christian Borstlap is a Dutch illustrator, designer and artistic director. He is the founder of the agency Part of a Bigger Plan, which includes clients such as Christian Dior, Apple, Vogue, Rijksmuseum and Louis Vuitton. In his creations, he tries to create bridges between different artistic disciplines. His work has won him several prizes including: nine D&AD Pencils, a Cannes Grand Prix and ADCNI prize.