Saturday, July 14, 2012

Extra Horrifying Artwork for Edgar Allen Poe

In 1919, everyone wanted a copy of the deluxe edition of Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination, but not because it was bound in vellum with real gold lettering. It was because of these grim and gorgeous illustrations by Harry Clarke, which added an extra dose of horror to Poe's already terrifying tales.
i09 features some excellent illustrations from this book -- they're like Edward Gorey meets Aubrey Beardsley, except even more goreiffic.

2 comments:

  1. That is some wild looking artwork! My favorites were the whirlpool and the person buried alive.

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    1. Nice choices. I feel like I'm going to need to buy a copy of this edition!

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