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Darwin Day

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Octopi and squid from Kunstformen der Natur (1899–1904) by Ernst Haeckel.

Celebrate Darwin’s birthday by looking at Ernst Haeckel’s wonderful prints.

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The glass menagerie

 


 

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  1. #1 posted by Eroom Nala

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    No doubt this provides some of the inspiration for your squiddy illustrations to Jeff Vandermmeer’s City of Saints and Madmen

  2. #2 posted by John

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    Oh, indeed. I’ve shamelessly plundered poor old Ernst’s pictures on many occasions, most notably on the Yuggoth picture in HotD:

    http://www.johncoulthart.com/haunter/yuggoth.html

    That was a photocopy collage that I later tweaked a bit in Photoshop. In my defence, I’m not the first by any means. Alan Moore copied those gorgon-headed starfish for his cover picture on the Hexentexts CD and there’s a painting by Salvador Dali that features one of Haeckel’s radiolaria.

 




 

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