Nate Sweitzer
The Catcher in the Rye

Series of illustrations for the novel by J.D. Salinger


Un-commissioned | New Talent

How were your illustrations used? :
College or university project, Self Promotion/portfolio, Whole book design

How did you make this work:
This series is for an illustrated edition of The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger. These illustrations tell the story of Holden Caulfield's journey through New York as he struggles to find connection and purpose in the adult world. I explore various ways to communicate the character's isolation and deteriorating mental state, using a combination of traditional media and digital painting.

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College for Creative Studies

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United States of America (USA)

Nate Sweitzer is a Chicago-born Illustrator who attended the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. He specializes in publishing, editorial, and poster illustration. His work has been awarded and featured by 3x3, American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, Illustration West, and the One Club. His clients include the L.A. Times, The New Republic, Sports Illustrated Kids, and the Ringer.