Biblipeacay

50watts:

Calligraphic works by Iku Nagai (scanned from the 50 Watts hoard)

See more zoomorphic calligraphy.

Imaginative, surreal and detailed potential (and sometimes real) architectures, in drawings and prints © Mathew Borrett via mefi.

ohbender:

Čarodějná mošna: České pohádky. Vypravuje Jiří Horák.
Praha: Statni nakladatelstvi detske knihy, 1958.
Ilustroval  Jiří Trnka. 

Also see this post & links: http://50watts.com/Forgotten-Illustrator-Jiri-Trnka-1

houghtonlib:

Bodoni printing house. Designs for ornaments and non-roman type, ca. 1800.

TypTS 825.18.225

Houghton Library, Harvard University

blackpaint20:

Saint Livier by Jacques Callot, 1632

bookpatrol:

From Wild Pilgrimage (1932) by Lynd Ward,  one of the masters of the wordless novel.

muspeccoll:

These are selections from Wild Pilgrimage (1932), a wordless novel by Lynd Ward.  The story is told entirely through the illustrations, and Ward manages two plot threads by color-coding them.  The real world is represented in black-and-white, while the main character’s inner life is depicted in red and white. Ward’s books deal with the role of the individual in society, the identity of the artist, and the hardships and exploitation suffered by the working classes.

Ward worked primarily in wood engraving, which allowed for a refined line and detail.  His style combines the emotive elements of Expressionism with the monumental, muscular figures of Art Deco.  Ward varies the use of space and even the dimensions of his images, providing the reader with a changing experience as pages are turned. 

MERLIN catalog record

*Les Vampires* posted by P on Agence Eureka.
1930s Nicolas wine advertisement.
Source: Wolfsonian-FIU Wine Advertising Exhibit 2012

1930s Nicolas wine advertisement.

Source: Wolfsonian-FIU Wine Advertising Exhibit 2012

likeafieldmouse:

Louise Despont (2010)

1. King & Queen, Day

2. King & Queen, Night

statelibrarynsw:

This watercolour drawing by an unknown artist from c1797, comes from the TAL & Dai-ichi Life Derby Collection.
The collection comprises 745 exquisite drawings and watercolours from the late 18th century. 
Items from the collection will be on display until 11 May 2014, in the exhibition Artist Colony: Drawing Sydney’s Nature.
To learn more, The Derby Lectures are a series of lectures exploring the TAL & Dai-ichi Life Derby collection and will be on until April 2014.
Image: Volume 04: Zoology of N. [New] Holland etc., 31 watercolours of fish and 113 watercolours of birds

statelibrarynsw:

This watercolour drawing by an unknown artist from c1797, comes from the TAL & Dai-ichi Life Derby Collection.

The collection comprises 745 exquisite drawings and watercolours from the late 18th century. 

Items from the collection will be on display until 11 May 2014, in the exhibition Artist Colony: Drawing Sydney’s Nature.

To learn more, The Derby Lectures are a series of lectures exploring the TAL & Dai-ichi Life Derby collection and will be on until April 2014.

Image: Volume 04: Zoology of N. [New] Holland etc., 31 watercolours of fish and 113 watercolours of birds