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The Dukes declare it’s 25 O’Clock!

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25 O’Clock (1985). Andy Partridge’s great cover design. The DUKES say it’s time…it’s time to visit the planet smile…it’s time the love bomb was dropped…it’s time to eat music…it’s time to kiss the sun…it’s time to drown yourself in SOUNDGASM and it’s time to dance through the mirror. The DUKES declare it’s 25 O’CLOCK. It […]

Posted in {collage}, {design}, {magazines}, {music}, {psychedelia} | 36 comments »

 


Edmund Teske

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Kenneth Anger, Topanga Canyon, California, Composite (1954). This portrait of a dashing Kenneth Anger juxtaposes the filmmaker with an engraving by Gustave Doré for Paradise Lost. Like his contemporary Emil Cadoo, photographer Edmund Teske (1911–1996) often concealed the homoerotic nature of his pictures by rendering them “artistic” through double-exposure. Teske was friends with rock group […]

Posted in {film}, {gay}, {music}, {photography} | 4 comments »

 


Harry Lachman’s Inferno

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Looking at Willy Pogány’s work last week I was reminded that as well as illustrating books he worked in Hollywood for a while as an art director and set designer. Among those jobs was a credit for “Technical staff” on the only film for which director Harry Lachman is remembered today, a curious 1935 melodrama, […]

Posted in {art}, {books}, {design}, {fantasy}, {film}, {illustrators}, {religion} | 2 comments »

 


Poe at 200

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Poe by Harry Clarke. Happy birthday Edgar Allan Poe, born two hundred years ago today. I nearly missed this anniversary after a busy weekend. Rather than add to the mountain of praise for the writer, I thought I’d list some favourites among the numerous Poe-derived works in different media. Illustrated books For me the Harry […]

Posted in {art}, {black and white}, {books}, {film}, {horror}, {illustrators}, {music} | 7 comments »

 


Darkness visible

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Pandemonium by John Martin (1841). Happy birthday to John Milton, 400-years-old today. “High on a throne of a royal state, which far / Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind” by Gustave Doré (1866). Elsewhere on { feuilleton } • The etching and engraving archive Previously on { feuilleton } • Chiaroscuro II: Joseph […]

Posted in {art}, {books}, {painting} | 7 comments »

 


Berni Wrightson’s Frankenstein

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A recent conversation with Evan J Peterson touched on the subject of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Evan is currently working on something based on the novel and—in the interests of disclosure—he wrote a very flattering piece about these pages recently. In addition to this, Peter Ackroyd’s latest book works his familiar intertextual games with the same […]

Posted in {art}, {books}, {comics}, {horror}, {illustrators}, {lovecraft} | 8 comments »

 


The art of Stella Langdale, 1880–1976

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Nocturne (aquatint; no date). One of Callum‘s recent book postings alerted me to the work of Stella Langdale, an artist and illustrator I hadn’t come across before. Judging from online listings her obscurity would seem to be a result of not having being as productive as some of her contemporaries, and her drawings are a […]

Posted in {art}, {black and white}, {books}, {illustrators}, {religion} | 20 comments »

 


Karel Zeman

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Inspiration (1949). Karel Zemen (1910–1989) is a filmmaker I’m often telling people about but whose work isn’t easy to see. So it’s good to find that YouTube has gained some clips of his animations and examples of the partly-animated adventure films he made in the Fifties and Sixties. Zeman was yet another great Czech animator […]

Posted in {animation}, {fantasy}, {film}, {science fiction} | 1 comment »

 


HP Lovecraft’s favourite artists

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HP Lovecraft by Virgil Finlay, 1937.

Posted in {art}, {black and white}, {fantasy}, {horror}, {illustrators}, {lovecraft} | 8 comments »

 


Angels 4: Fallen angels

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The Treasures of Satan by Jean Delville (1894). Some more favourite paintings today. Jean Delville produced a splendidly strange portrayal of Satan as an undersea monarch lording it over a sprawl of intoxicated, naked figures. When Savoy Books decided to put together the definitive version of David Lindsay’s equally strange fantasy novel, A Voyage to […]

Posted in {art}, {black and white}, {books}, {fantasy}, {illustrators}, {painting}, {religion}, {symbolists} | 9 comments »

 


 



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