Nigel Peake: In the Wilds

I recently got my hands on a review copy of Nigel Peake’s Into the Wilds, a book that features his signature illustration style applied to all sorts of rural and natural imagery. I’ve always been a fan of his carefully considered and obsessively detailed drawings (see an  older post here), so it’s great to see more of the same wrapped up in a compact, thematically consistent package.

More from publisher Princeton Architectural Press:

In the Wilds is a collection of artist Nigel Peake’s hand-drawn observations of rural life. From the trees, fields, lakes, and rolling hills that define the country landscape, to the farm houses, tractors, fences, and telegraph poles that build it, Peake’s obsessively detailed pencil and ink drawings and beautifully muted watercolors capture the slow moving rhythm of his surroundings. In a time when everyone seems to be seeking relief from the fast pace of everyday life, In the Wilds offers an escape to a countryside as timeless as it is idyllic.


Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now splits her time between developing brand identities for small businesses and soaking up (and passing along) as much inspiration as she possibly can.

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