Cover art for October 1934 edition of St. Nicholas: Scribner’s Illustrated Magazine for Girls and Boys.
The spirit Ariel in The Tempest, illustrated by Louis John Rhead for Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb, 1918 (via Otherness).
When the Veil Gets Thinner, watercolour by Nataša Ilinčić, 2013.
Mors Ultima Linea Rerum (Death, the Final Boundary of Things), Flemish print likely published by Philips Galle c. 1570 (via Wikipedia).
In 1835, the Southern Literary Messenger published a short story so shocking, so graphic and ghastly, that outraged letters poured into the office of editor Thomas W. White. Written by a relatively unknown Edgar Allan Poe, the story, Berenice, tells of Egaeus, a young man of family and… Read More ›
Earlier this morning, I shared an image on google+ of a geometric cat candle that melted to reveal a ghoulish metal skeleton crouched amid the flames. Given the fervor of the responses that post generated, I knew I needed to… Read More ›
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