Just in time for Halloween, these 5, lesser known gothic tales will keep you turning pages late into the night.
Armstrong’s interest in nature is reflected in her designs which often feature animals, plants, vines and flowers. She was a revolutionary and utilized bold-colored inks, shiny and matte gold hot-stamping, embossing, and many of the cutting edge printing techniques of her time. Further, her use of slightly asymmetrical designs set hers apart from many of her peers.
Harold Gaze (1884-1963) was amongst the most unique Australasian illustrators, yet his accomplishments have still to be completely acknowledged, and his life to be precisely graphed. Check out his work…
The stark, gruesome illustrations of the mysterious (and possibly forgotten) illustrator O. Amadio.
Meet ten book illustrators whose artwork have maid mermaids sing and check out the cover for my new novel Tendrils of Fate!
This post explores illustrators and artists who have depicted Dante’s masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, in the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries.
The hallucinatory quality of Dante’s Divine Comedy has attracted and inspired talented artists for centuries. Here is a synopsis of Dante’s Commedia from publishing through the 16th Century.
While everyone has heard of Blake, William Morris, Walter Crane and Rackham, many have not heard of these five, prolific illustrators: Margaret Rebecca Dickinson, Samuel Palmer, Leon Underwood, Herbert Granville Fell, and Anna Whelan Betts
What antiquarian blog would be complete without a mention of the Codex Gigas? Also known as the Devil’s Bible, the Codex is famous for its magnificent dimensions and the gruesome, green-faced devil inscribed upon one of its pages.
Edited by Otto Julius Bierbaum and Julius Meier-Graefe, PAN magazine published illustrations by well-known as well as unknown international artists. It also featured full page graphic designs, typographic experiments, poems, vignettes and other ephemera.