It's strange how the greatest storytellers often have the greatest life stories. Gunter Grass, the German writer, social commentator and Nobel literature prize winner, and author of the anti-Nazi novel, The Tin Drum, was one such example.
His life and work told the complex history of post-war Germany. Many said that he was Germany's moral conscience, and perhaps that was never more apparent than when, in 2006, he admitted that he had been a member of the Waffen-SS during the war.
Reading his obituaries in April, after his death at the age of 87, it was clear that his life story had a narrative as epic and twisting as any novel and would be a fascinating challenge to capture in a scribituary.
A scribituary is, of course, Scriberia’s own take on the obituary, and they give us a chance to do what we do best. As a specialist animation, graphic facilitation and illustration agency, we believe in the power of pictures to tell stories and connect people to content and its context.
A life, illustrated in a way that balances fact with feeling, and story with style, is the ultimate challenge for us as visual storytellers.