Category: art

WIP: End Card for The Fall of the House of Usher

I’m almost done preparing the illustrated ebook version of “The Fall of the House of Usher”. Hopefully will be finished in the next few days. Here’s the “end” card. 

The Fall of the House of Usher, The End Card

Geometric Blackletter Typeface

I wanted to create a title card for the ebook “The Fall of the House of Usher” that I am illustrating. All the pictures are geometric and so the type should be as well. I came across Blackletter script as I was investigating gothic typefaces, and actually it’s a pretty good type very close to the clean and regular lines contemporary geometric types.

Here is the title card for the book with a custom geometric version of blackletter type.

The Fall of the House of Usher, Geometric Blackletter Typeface Cover

Poe(rtrait)

I am working on a portrait of Edgar Allan Poe for an illustrated short story of him. I thought it would be appropriate to end the book with his picture and one of his quotes.

Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.

Edgar Allan Poe WIP portrait

Some of my favorite quotes focus on the fuzzy boundaries between life and dead, sanity and madness, reality and dream.

Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.

And my favorite so far,

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.