El nombre del viento (The Name of the Wind) is one of those books that leaves an indelible impression on the reader. It is more than a celebration of storytelling, if you dive deep enough into the book, you can even find yourself. It is an allegory set against the background of personal growth of the hero’s journey, of getting lost and finding oneself.
As the book says, we like stories with happy endings. Life has no rules, no meaning, no order. A well-told story with a happy ending gives us the false illusion that we live in a just world, that everything is going to turn out well, and we are happy to believe it. But if we judge a story by what it leaves us with once it is finished, then The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece.
“The art of The Name of the Wind,” was born with the goal of creating a conceptual model to visually adapt the novel. I don’t wish to seek an absolute truth, but to make a proposal that expresses everything the novel represents through illustration and art design.