Melancholy. It is a feeling that drives one to seek out the silence and solitude. It can be conveyed in a single color, a thin line, a void on the sheet of paper — just how Iryna Prokopchuk had done in her illustrations for The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Alongside the delicate drawings, even the standardized technical elements seem poetic. As a result, there is an air of mystery about the book that in itself sets an intimate mood and a measured pace for the reader.