Sam Kalda
A Bookshop in Algiers

Book Covers

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
I was commissioned by Serpent's Tail to illustrate the cover of Kaouther Adimi's latest novel. From the publisher: A Bookshop in Algiers charts the changing fortunes of Charlot's bookshop through the political drama of Algeria's turbulent twentieth century of war, revolution and independence. It is a moving celebration of books, bookshops and of those who dare to dream.

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Book cover

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Commissioner Name :
Steve Panton
Commissioner Company :
Profile Books

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Sam Kalda is an illustrator and artist based in Saint Paul. His commissioned works include editorial, book, advertising and pattern illustration. In 2017, he received a gold medal in book illustration from the Society of Illustrators in New York.  His clients include The New York Times, The New Yorker,, Warby Parker, Facebook, Penguin Random House, The Guardian, among others.