“Our Lady of Having it All”
Codex Seraphinianus, 1976-1978
‘The Codex Seraphinianus is a book written and illustrated by Italian artist, architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini, from 1976 to 1978. The book appears to be a visual encyclopedia of an unknown world, written in one of its languages, an alphabetic writing intended to be meaningless.’
A couple friends of mine have copies of this (I was just looking at the copy at Strand), but it’s always been too pricy for my blood. If you get a chance to see one in person, do it.
I’d forgotten about this. I once gave a copy to a couple of bibliophile friends when they married. One of the most rewarding gifts I ever gave. I’ll always treasure being told that it had instantly become “one” of the weirdest books in their collection. They have, it must be said, a very weird collection.
this book delights and terrifies me.
i own this book and it gives me the fucking willies
Fantastical creatures, x-rayed combinations of human and animals, describe the work of Italian artist Benedetta Bonichi. You can see more of her amazing body of work in her website, To See in the Dark.
victorian squid pattern!
i require this in my room
John William Waterhouse, “The Soul of the Rose”
Space Paladin and limited color version for the woman warriors zine Abby, Julia, and Roxie are putting together for MoCCA. From the work I’ve seen for it, looks like the zine’s gonna be bonkers. Might do a limited print run of that top one. Inspired by Andrea’s space babes and Sailor Moon backgrounds.
J.R.R. Tolkien, 1937
No wire hangers in your drag closet, queen.
“Heirloom” Pop-Up Art Book by Alison Ann Woodward unfolds piece by piece to reveal the anatomy of a white horned creature.