Posts tagged with “illustration”

Posted 1 year ago

(via Literature Pictured Series No 4 - MobyDick Screenprint by erinkendig)

"Oh, grassy glades! oh, ever vernal endless landscapes in the soul; in ye, — though long parched by the dead drought of the earthy life, — in ye, men yet may roll, like young horses in new morning clover; and for some few fleeting moments, feel the cool dew of the life immortal on them. Would to God these blessed calms would last. But the mingled, mingling threads of life are woven by warp and woof: calms crossed by storms, a storm for every calm. There is no steady unretracing progress in this life; we do not advance through fixed gradations, and at the last one pause: — through infancy’s unconscious spell, boyhood’s thoughtless faith, adolescence’ doubt (the common doom), then scepticism, then disbelief, resting at last in manhood’s pondering repose of If. But once gone through, we trace the round again; and are infants, boys, and men, and Ifs eternally.” [Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, or The Whale, Chapter 114 The Glider] 

Posted 1 year ago

Cover for Nick Cave’s Complete Lyrics 1978-2013 (out September) from Brooklyn tattoo artist Duke Riley.

'Hopefully it captures the beauty laced with darkness that is so much a part of Nick Cave’s lyrics. The image is actually based on several different memorials for sailors lost at sea. Some are from New England, around the area where I grew up. I listened exclusively to Nick Cave albums the entire time I was working on it and tried to sneak references to lyrics in where I could'

via Penguin Books UK Art Department on Pinterest

Posted 1 year ago
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RIP, Yan Nascimbene – celebrate the beloved illustrator’s legacy with his stunning drawings for Italo Calvino classics

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RIP, Yan Nascimbene – celebrate the beloved illustrator’s legacy with his stunning drawings for Italo Calvino classics

Posted 1 year ago

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Absolutely stunning vintage illustrations of Don Quixote by Spanish graphic design pioneer Roc Rieras Rojas

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Posted 2 years ago

The Adventures of Captain Procrastination, a hero for troubled times - by Stephen Collins, via The Guardian

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Posted 2 years ago

Of the TATUS, or the Guinean Beast

Armadillo woodcut from The history of four-footed beasts and serpents by Edward Topsell, 1658

Posted 2 years ago

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Illustration to the Ottoman poet Lami’i Celebi’s “Serefu’l-Insan”, a morality in which the animals complain of their ill-treatment by man (detail). Style of Miskin; India, ca. 1590-1620. (via British Museum)

Posted 2 years ago

And he sailed off through night and day

and in and out of weeks

and almost over a year

to where the wild things are.


RIP Maurice Sendak, “wildest thing of all”