Between dream and reality, everyday sounds are transformed by Andy Goodman into light and essential illustrations: from the intangible swish of a kite, to the ticking of the wrist-watch, to the sharp notes of a trumpet, to the whistle of a steam train accelerating. From piano to forte and then back to silence, It was so quiet I could hear a pin drop is a spontaneous improvisation of imagination, a sort of inventory of sounds and noises, but especially dedicated to the silence among them, which is the starting point of every flight of fancy. In this “crescendo”, the dimensions of the texts follow the “expansion” of the sounds till the final silence, that turns out the series of the images in an unexpected way... Andy Goodman is a graphic designer. He likes peace and quiet but lives and works in London. It was so quiet I could hear a pin drop is his first book for Corraini.