Red Scharlach (redscharlach) wrote,
Red Scharlach

"...a victim of that lust for books which rages in the breast like a demon..."

A quick note to Londonites who like graphic art and illustration: I recommend the free exhibition 60 Years of the Folio Society at the British Library. It's a small but groovy showcase of original artwork and binding designs for a wide range of titles from classic literature. Lots of them are quite detailed and well worthy of a bout of delighted staring.

I was particularly entranced by the Folio edition of one of my favourite novels ever, The Deptford Trilogy by Robertson Davies, with a cover by Peter Suart. Perhaps one day I will get around to doing some Deptford-inspired art of my own, but this simple but striking image of the pivotal snowball scene is currently the only illustration from the story I have ever seen. Covetousness strikes! And apparently there are a dozen more illustrations by the same artist inside: I am now disappointed that these weren't on show too. I want to see them... *stamps foot petulantly*

Oh well, in the absence of other aesthetic pleasures, I suppose I shall have to stare at the Torchwood publicity photo instead...
Tags: culture and art, literature
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