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Parrot, c. 1900
chromolithograph
C. Klein, illustrator
Blue Jay, 1882
chromolithograph
Edwin Sheppard, illustrator
Tricolour-crested Cockatoo, 1840
engraving
Edward Lear, illustrator

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Tulip Bowl
David Gleeson, artist
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…let’s get it all into proper perspective…

From the University of Miami Special Collections
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The backstory from Library Journal:

Never have we seen such an elegant enclosure of eldritch horrors as this box of H.P. Lovecraft books. Assembled by the Bo Press in Riverside, CA (2016) this box contains books mentioned by Lovecraft in his own work. Included here are blank (and therefore safe) versions of forbidden works such as “De Vermis Mysteriis” Libor Ivoris” “The Eltdown Shards (partial translations) and “Cultes sea Goules.” A secret compartment in the box conceals a copy of “The Necronomicon.”

 

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From the collection, Darling, I Love You, a collaboration of poet Daniel Ladinsky and illustrator Patrick McDonnell.

Penguin Books reviews:

Daniel Ladinsky is the internationally acclaimed poet and translator known for his inspired, contemporary versions of works by Hafiz, Rumi, St. Francis of Assisi, and poet-saints East and West. Patrick McDonnell is the venerated author, artist, and creator of the beloved MUTTS comic strip. In Darling, I Love You! these two artists have collaborated for the first time to create a delightful, universal collection of sweet, welcome-to-the-moment poems about the essential places animals and wonder hold in our lives and in our hearts…

From Debbie Millman’s book, Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design:

I find it both curious and compelling that the moments of our lives are punctuated by visual images that, over time, become permanently embedded in the experience. These visuals mark time for us, they represent age; they represent a moment when the narrative of the everyday is broken, because of love, or loss, or deep inspiration-experiences that shift the boundary of the possible.

These visual mementos, visceral as they are, catalog our experiences. I’m certain this is why we are both drawn to and provoked by art in such powerful and profound ways, and ultimately why art is such a subjective and personal experience: it simultaneously allows us to feel emotions we might not otherwise be able to describe and evokes our own personal associations with those feelings…

[Debbie Millman also has her own podcast of interviews with designers, artists, and the culturati @ Design Matters,..give a listen…]

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From Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer:


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from Streetlife series
Robert Evans, artist

From his gallery site:

Robert Evans has exhibited traditional oil painting in galleries on the east and west coasts. His studio is located in Mill Valley, California where he has held one man shows. He also exhibits at the Sausalito Art Festival.

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– excerpt from Passages from the American Note-books of Nathaniel Hawthorne
entry dated May 1st, 1841

[h/t to Biblioklept for the lead in…]

TinTin by Georges Rémi

[Paragraph excerpt from Stoner by John Williams with a h/t to Biblioklept…image of TinTin via Awesome People Reading…]

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From the post, Fail Safe: Debbie Millman’s Advice on Courage and the Creative Life:

Excerpted from designer Debbie Millman’s book, Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life & Design

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