Wednesday, November 11, 2009

spooky woodcuts

I know that Halloween is long over and done with, but there's no time limit on spooky, right?  Especially when it distracts me from having Christmas shoved down my throat weeks before Thanksgiving (and boy howdy, is that ever a rant that's brewing).  These are wood engravings (a particular weakness of mine) by Ram Rischmann for a 1947 French edition of Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe.  Man, I love those creepy trees.

From A Journey Round My Skull, which is a new blog on me, found by Adam.  Adam mostly fills my Google Reader with incomprehensible economics and Web 2.0 jargon, but every once in awhile surprises me with something I can actually understand.  Is it sad that ol' crazy eyes up there gets me excited where modern technology leaves me cold?  You tell me.  Also: more trees!

ps: does anyone know anything about this Rischmann character? All I seem to be turning up is links to these very prints, but surely he did other things.

1 comment:

Adam Gurri said...

It's a pretty awesome blog. I found it through my buddy Stephen.