Showing posts with label illustrator. Show all posts
Showing posts with label illustrator. Show all posts

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Charles Rickett... poster... 1920...satyr



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Poster advertising The Dynasts by Thomas Hardy c1920

                                         


Amid this scene of bodies substantive
       Strange waves I sight like winds grown visible,
       Which bear men's forms on their innumerous coils,
       Twining and serpenting round and through.
       Also retracting threads like gossamers—
       Except in being irresistible—
       Which complicate with some, and balance all.
 
Thomas Hardy 



Sunday, December 4, 2011

Satty... The illustrated Edgar Allan Poe





another scan from a favourite book ....


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Yet, for a while I saw; but how terrible an
Exaggeration! I saw the lips of the Black-Robed Judges.


The Pit and the Pendulum ~ Edgar Allan Poe


previous SATTY



Saturday, May 28, 2011

Rolf Schott (1891-1977)... illustration...



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LOVER IN ALL SHAPES.

To be like a fish,
Brisk and quick, is my wish;
If thou cam'st with thy line.
Thou wouldst soon make me thine.
To be like a fish,
Brisk and quick, is my wish. 

Oh, were I a steed!
Thou wouldst love me indeed.
Oh, were I a car
Fit to bear thee afar!
Oh, were I a steed!
Thou wouldst love me indeed. 

I would I were gold
That thy fingers might hold!
If thou boughtest aught then,
I'd return soon again.
I would I were gold
That thy fingers might hold! 

I would I were true,
And my sweetheart still new!
To be faithful I'd swear,
And would go away ne'er.
I would I were true,
And my sweetheart still new! 

I would I were old,
And wrinkled and cold,
So that if thou said'st No,
I could stand such a blow!
I would I were old,
And wrinkled and cold. 

An ape I would be,
Full of mischievous glee;
If aught came to vex thee,
I'd plague and perplex thee.
An ape I would be,
Full of mischievous glee

As a lamb I'd behave,
As a lion be brave,
As a lynx clearly see,
As a fox cunning be.
As a lamb I'd behave,
As a lion be brave.

Whatever I were,
All on thee I'd confer;
With the gifts of a prince
My affection evince.
Whatever I were,
All on thee I'd confer. 

As nought diff'rent can make me,
As I am thou must take me!
If I'm not good enough,
Thou must cut thine own stuff.
As nought diff'rent can make me,
As I am thou must take me!
                                
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1815.*



Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Una Gildea... collages... Tales of Seduction





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Tales of Seduction 13



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Tales of Seduction 1

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Tales of Seduction 14



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Tales of Seduction 3



full series at > UNA GILDEA < artists homepage



Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Tadanori Yokoo...Sublime images part 2



Some of my favourite  images the wondrous work of Tadanori Yokoo illustration from Genka (“Illusory Flowers”), a historical novel by Harumi Setouchi.





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a nice link to Yokoos poster works at the wondrous A Journey Round My Skull



Friday, August 6, 2010

The Sphinx...Oscar Wilde & Alastair...1920


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Your lovers are not dead, I know;
They will rise up, and hear your voice,
And clash their cymbals, and rejoice,
And run to kiss your mouth, -- and so

Set wings upon your argosies! 



more on the background of this book and other illustrators  > THE SPHINX 


previous Alastair posts L'Anniversaire de L'Infante







Friday, February 12, 2010