The Analogue Reader: Take a Peek Into Guillermo del Toro's 'Cabinet of Curiosities'


Finally, we can now take a visual trip inside the brilliant mind of Guillermo del Toro. The award-winning Mexican director just launched a book which he aptly called “Cabinet of Curiosities.” Preview some of his amazing doodles and sketches featured in the book after the jump!

To say that Mexican director Guillermo del Toro is an amazing and impressive artist would be an understatement; he is a visionary, and the proof lies in the mind-blowing plotlines and visuals he created for Pan's Labyrinth, Pacific Rim, Hellboy, Mama, and many other films he wrote and directed. Finally, fans can dive into the inspirations and working methods behind del Toro’s works and take a peek at the creative stuff that goes on inside his head. The esteemed director has just launched a fascinating coffee table book entitled Cabinet of Curiosities, inviting us to rummage through his “Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions.”

Image via The Wild Magazine

I am most especially interested in the sketches, doodles, and notes he made for his films. As a self-taught artist who dabbled on comic books, visual effects, and storyboard-making, del Toro has been pouring all his ideas, experiences, and inspirations onto his sketchbooks for decades. Here are just some of those beautiful sketchbook pages we will find in the book:

Images via Flavorwire, io9, The Wild Magazine, The Fire Wire, and Skulltastic

Guillermo del Toro talks about what you will find in his book in the video below:

This book is definitely, certainly, totally in my wishlist. What about you, what do you think of this book?

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