Here in the Pacific Northwest, the nights have grown colder, the days shorter, and the leaves are starting to change. It’s my favorite time of the year. I figure it’s the perfect moment to share some of my favorite quotes from the king of gothic romanticism and inventor of the detective novel, Edgar Allan Poe.
“They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”
If you have seen the cover of The Stars Were Right, you probably realize I am a big fan of engravings and etchings. The other day I stumbled across these wood engravings from 1944 by Fritz Eichenberg illustrating the work of Edgar Allen Poe. Obviously Poe’s work is amazing, and if you combine the themes of his stories with Eichenberg’s dark and moody woodcuts you get a fantastic super team of creepiness! I mean just look at this illustration for The Fall of the House of Usher:
See what I mean? There’s sooooo much more! Instead of me posting a bunch of low resolution images you should really just go look at the whole set in glorious high resolution. I found it incredibly inspiring, I promise you it’s worth your time.
Also, I’m not sure how much posting I’ll be doing over the next week. So I want to wish everyone in the U.S. a happy Thanksgiving holiday! If you live outside the States, I hope you have a great week as well. Great weeks all around! For everyone! Huzzah!