Stephanie von Reiswitz
Murder Most Puzzling

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
I was able to propose this idea to the publishers (Chronicle Books), and happily they went for it! It is a book of 20 murder mysteries, which the reader has to solve. The puzzles range from simple 'seek and find' to number and lateral thinking puzzles. I wanted to create an immersive/interactive and highly visual book that would provide some fun escapism.

How was the illustration used:
a book

How did you make this work:
Once I'd worked out what sort of mysteries would work well with the various types of puzzles, I wrote the text, designed the layouts and finally created the images using watercolour, ink, pencil, photoshop. Each mystery is introduced by a spread featuring the text and one or more illustrations, followed by a double page image. The images presented here are five of these double page spreads.

Commissioner Name :
Mirabelle Korn
Commissioner Company :
Chronicle Books

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Stephanie von Reiswitz is an artist and illustrator with a fondness for narrative imagery, particularly the mysterious and darkly funny. Apart from drawing, painting and printmaking, her work also includes type, murals and installations. As a core member of London art collective LE GUN as well as an independent artist, she has widely exhibited in Europe, the United States, Japan, and China. Her favourite things include negroni cocktails, bookshops, old cinemas, dingy harbour bars, forests, and cemeteries. She lives and works in London.Her clients include The Guardian, BBC, Penguin, Faber&Faber, HarperCollins, Random House, The Independent, The Believer, Luebbe, V&A, The Times, Riposte, SkyArts, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The British Fashion Awards, D&AD, Soho House Group, The Big Chill, Transworld, Procter & Gamble.