Paper Trail

Oddball film-maker David Lynch is turning into quite the Renaissance man.


Having made his name with such big and small-screen classics as Eraserhead, Blue Velvet and, of course Twin Peaks (though not the film – which was terrible…) Lynch has now turned his surrealist skills to nightclub design – with venue Silencio opening in Paris – and music – with brilliantly-titled album Crazy Clown Time set for release next month.


Now a new book showcases another – rather more sedate – aspect of Lynch’s creativity.

Works on Paper brings together more than 500 of Lynch’s drawings, dating back to his adolescence the 1960s. It’s an eclectic collection of sketches, watercolours and doodles.


Media includes Post-it notes, napkins and, beguilingly, to-do lists (‘Please don’t let Sparky outside, I’ve started watering the yard’) and original screenplays for Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks.


The minimal and spare design, by Éditions Xavier Barral, allows the drawings all their cute, peculiar and occasionaly sinister glory.


We suspect that this book would be best accompanied by a damn fine cup of coffee and some damn good cherry pie.

Works on Paper, by David Lynch, is published by Steidl & Partners, available in November priced at £125.

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