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Sketching Barcelona

Lapin (Author) and Kevin Krell (Translator)
Co-edition with
Haoki books
Carnet de Voyage

In this visual diary of Barcelona, French urban sketcher Lapin creates a compelling graphic narrative of city life through this deeply personal vision of the Catalan capital showing us images and situations taken from everyday urban life.

Telling evocative stories through his drawings, he provides a fresh look at some of the urban transformations the city is currently undergoing, including green hubs and squares, parks and gardens.

The result is a visual presentation of the city’s culture, drawn with virtuosity and making particular and humorous use of perspective, that will inspire other sketchers and appeal to people visiting the city: from its emblematic architecture down to the ornamental concrete slabs used to pave many of its sidewalks and nearly everything else in between.

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Lapin is a French illustrator, artist and urban sketcher based in Barcelona. He can be defined as a mobile illustrator who carries his sketchbook and his compact sketching gear into the street, into a bar, into the metro, to Istanbul or Tokyo. Lapin has already filled around 200 sketchbooks over the last 20 years. He is particularly fond of sketching on vintage accounting books from the 1970s, which he finds in flea markets.

Technical Data

  • Publication language: English
  • Also available in: Catalan and Spanish
  • Year: 2024
  • Pages: 144
  • Cover: Book cloth
  • Format: 21 x 15,5 cm
  • ISBN City Council: 978-84-9156-564-2
  • Publishing ISBN: 978-84-19220-49-3



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