Aviel Basil
Le Monstre Du Lavabo

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
I got the this lovely text about a girl who hears growling from her sink and when she looks through the sink hole she sees the sink monster. she starts chasing the monster down through her building and through the city until they meet in a dramatic showdown. Because most of the book's plot his the chase in the building and we have 2 spaces i went for a tall and unconventional format.

How was the illustration used:
printed book

How did you make this work:
The biggest challenge was how will i show the world above the floor and in the sewage, so one thing i did was the tall format which helped me move around the characters and give the readers the feeling that they are running down through the building. The second thing that helped me make all the parts feel organic is the small colour palate.

Commissioner Name :
Marie Queney
Commissioner Company :
La Palissade Editions

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Aviel graduated from Shenkar college of design in Tel-Aviv with a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design. He currently works and lives in Tel-Aviv. Since graduating in 2011, Aviel has illustrated more then a dozen children’s books, which have been published in Israel. He won a Silver medal of the Israel Museum award for children’s book illustration in 2012, for his first book. He has also illustrated for magazines, advertisement and worked on character and background designs for various apps and animations.