The illustrated edition of “The Fall of the House of Usher” is officially an ebook that can be downloaded from Amazon here:
This edition has the original text by Edgar Allan Poe with 10 color illustrations, plus a bonus portrait of Poe himself. After designing many variations of the cover, the final choice was crow-sourced. Votes went to the blackletter type and the white space and simple layout of this cover.
The language that Poe uses is so full of visual references that upon reading the short story I felt compelled to do some illustrations. I wanted to draw what I was imagining in my head. Eventually I kept highlighting more and more passages of the story. I ended up with 40+ segments I wanted to illustrate. I decided to cut it down to 10 for the book. One day I might illustrate all paragraphs of the story.
This is the very first paragraph of the book that inspired me to start this project:
Download the Kindle ebook:
The Fall of the House of Usher
—Special Illustrated Edition—