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Poster art by Hiroo Isono. • “[Divine] didn’t want to pass as a woman; he wanted to pass as a monster. He was thought up to scare hippies. And that’s what he wanted to do. He wanted to be Godzilla. Well, he wanted to be Elizabeth Taylor and Godzilla put together.” I can’t help linking […]

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Old New Orleans


If you know the names Lafcadio Hearn and Joseph Pennell it’s surprising to see them brought together for this 1885 guide to the city of New Orleans. Hearn is better known for his many books about the folklore of Japan and China, while Pennell was a highly regarded artist and illustrator with a predilection for […]

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Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things (1904), a book by Lafcadio Hearn retelling Japanese ghost stories. Later an incredible film by Masaki Kobayashi and a drawing by Vania Zouravliov. Kwaidan (aka Kaidan; 1964). Kwaidan by Vania Zouravliov (no date). • Kwaidan, Stories and Studies of Strange Things by Lafcadio Hearn with an introduction by […]

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The art of Bertha Lum, 1869–1954


Mother West Wind (1918). The first thought which comes to mind when looking at these beautiful prints is to wonder why American artist Bertha Lum isn’t more well-known, she had a particularly fondness for fluid lines and swirling arabesques as in the example above. There is at least a wealth of detail about her career […]

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The Boy Who Drew Cats


An illustrated book from circa 1926 at the NYPL Digital Gallery. Art by T Hasegawa, words by Lafcadio Hearn. Elsewhere on { feuilleton } • The illustrators archive Previously on { feuilleton } • 8 out of 10 cats prefer absinthe • Monsieur Chat

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