Hidden Museum: A Cabinet of Curiosities
Shaun Parr and Oksana Salamantina
Hidden Museum presents a cabinet of curiosities – from scientific specimens to antique objet d’art. Behind each intricate illustration in red hides another illustration in blue, which reveals the true nature of the item. Wave the red cellophane magnifying glass over the rock to reveal the geode beneath, or the skull behind the head of the bird. An index at the back explains the scientific significance of each object. A beautiful gift object with a luxurious vintage feel that feels full of mystery and intrigue.
Shaun Parr is a young Wigan-based illustrator, whose intricately detailed illustrations are inspired by scientific illustration, biological forms, taxidermy, fossils and geology. Since graduating from Liverpool School of Art with a first class degree, has been working with various prestigious clients, and was awarded the Cass Art Sketchbook prize in 2015.