tomer :: the book in brief (from amazon): On any given morning, on the street corners of a Russian city, little kiosks suddenly appear. As soon as their shutters open, a queue forms, men and women lining up in the hope of a little bit of luxury: a pair of silk stockings or a box of chocolates. One morning news spreads that the exiled composer, Selinsky, will be returning to the city for one concert only, and there is one kiosk, somewhere, selling tickets to this most magical event of the year.
the direction was to showcase people queuing for this kiosk with Moscow in the background, and focus on the protagonist, a melancholic teacher who banks everything on this ticket as a last chance for happiness.
final color/type closer to last sketch.
for Penguin UK, art directed by Richard Bravery.