The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass

Hugely influential, Rabelaisian novel of Hitler's Germany. ...more info on wikipedia

About the artist: Tuomas Ikonenfrom Finland

Tuomas Ikonen is an artist and illustrator from Helsinki, Finland. He spends his days creating images, sometimes for a client, sometimes just for himself. His art and illustrations have been seen in numerous exhibitions in Finland and abroad.

Why this work

“I chose the book because I’ve always been baffled by the surreal and grotesque tone of the book and it’s dark humour. In my work I wanted to visualize the rage and contempt that Oskar feels towards the world of adults.”