Monday, March 29, 2010

Clark Ashton Smith, In Saturn





Printed in the Autumn of 2009 to mark the harvest time and the advent of Samhain. This is the poem "In Saturn" by American poet Clark Ashton Smith, published in his 1922 collection Ebony and Crystal. Inspired by the heady visions of the poem, the grotesque illustration was executed in miniature, using weasel hair brushes and traditional Chinese ink, and was reproduced at original size in the plate. The font is the elegant, organic, and opiate Eckmannschrift, an early twentieth century embodiment of the Art Nouveau style. Dampened Rives BFK paper. To purchase please inquire at: onikubi [at] gmail.com.

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