Cover designer unknown.
What becomes clear in the course of Kubin’s long career is how literary a temperament he was, not only because of implicit narratives in much of his work, illustrative and otherwise. Some of his most arresting images in pen and ink seem to arise from some middle ground between writing and drawing, not calligraphy, exactly, but rather as though typeface had sprouted roots and tendrils and spread like invasive groundcover over the whole expanse.
Christopher Benfey, The Shadow World of Alfred Kubin
All art by Alfred Kubin unless otherwise noted.
• All the illustrations from the first edition.
Cover art by Roman Cieslewicz.