Wednesday, May 13, 2009

call me ishmael

Check out these illustrations from a 1930 edition of Moby Dick. The artist is someone I've never heard of, Rockwell Kent.
I just adore the graphic nature of these prints, the incredible use of black and white. Also: whales!
Did you know that someone tweeted ALL of Moby Dick? Using only the 140 character bursts Twitter allows, it took them 9 1/2 months!This was apparently available in volumes. Sorry about the watermark, this was the only image of the spines I could find. I love the graphics here--the tail, that water! I sound like a curmudgeon, but come on: they do not make 'em like that anymore.

Now you may return to your regularly scheduled (and probably whale-free) evening.

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