Sketches from Here and There

full book design / art and illustrated books
Client: Douglas & McIntyre
Author: A. J. Diamond

Although Jack Diamond is better known as one half of the firm Diamond and Schmitt – architects of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (Toronto) and the New Mariinsky Theatre Second Stage (Moscow) – he also is an accomplished visual artist. Part memoir, part art monograph, it is composed of written memories from his childhood in South Africa then study in London and the U.S., and finally to Toronto, that are paired with his own watercolour and pencil sketches from that time as well as his years of travel all over the world.