Roadside hotels, run-down gas stations and snack stands, second hand bookstores but also vast forests, volcanoes and indie rock music. That is the Pacific Northwest seen through the eyes of Czech illustrator Jindřich Janíček in his latest book called Na západ severozápadní linkou or West by Northwest. The unusual travel journal is based on the memories of his and his wife’s two-week trip to Washington, British Columbia and Oregon and reflects his long-time fascination with North American culture and geography. Indeed the title itself refers to the famous film by Alfred Hitchcock called North by Northwest.
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Author: Ruth Fraňková