Ilustrator knjiga: Phil Hale

U izdanju Penguin Books (edicija „Penguin Classics“) 2007. godine izdato je nekoliko knjiga poljskog pisca Džozefa Konrada za čije su naslovne strane korišćene slike savremenog američkog slikara Fila Halea. Urednici su očito smatrali da su oba umetnika slična po pitanju specifične atmosfere sveta koji predstavljaju, kao i tema koje se mogu uporediti, a koje se odlikuju nasiljem, tamom i bolom.

Илустратор књига: Едвард Гори

Edward Gorey

Edward Gorey

Едвард Гори један је од најпознатијих илустратора књига. Насловне стране књига писаца попута Џозефа Конрада, Александра Пушкина, Михаила Љермонтова, Хенрија Џејмса, Франца Кафке, Марсела Пруста и многих других представљене су на непретенциозан а, опет, занимљив начин и скоро у стрип маниру.

У наставку су представљени само неки од његових радова. Поред илустрација књига, Гори се и сам бавио писањем, а био је познат и као обожавалаца филмова, реклама, свих могућих феномена поп културе, балета, телевизијских серија, хорор прича, мачака, сликарства, књижевности и – Бетмена.

Gorey was noted for his fondness for ballet (for many years, he religiously attended all performances of the New York City Ballet), fur coats, tennis shoes, and cats, of which he had many. All figure prominently in his work. His knowledge of literature and films was unusually extensive, and in his interviews, he named Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, Francis Bacon, George Balanchine, Balthus, Louis Feuillade, Ronald Firbank, Lady Murasaki Shikibu, Robert Musil, Yasujirō Ozu, Anthony Trollope, and Johannes Vermeer as some of his favorite artists. Gorey was also an unashamed pop-culture junkie, avidly following soap operas and television comedies such as ‘Petticoat Junction’ and ‘Cheers’, and he had particular affection for dark genre series such as ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, ‘Batman: The Animated Series’, and ‘The X-Files’; he once told an interviewer that he so enjoyed the ‘Batman’ series that it was influencing the visual style of one of his upcoming books. Gorey treated television commercials as an art form in themselves, even taping his favorites for later study. Gorey was especially fond of movies, and for a time he wrote regular reviews for the ‘Soho Weekly’ under the pseudonym Wardore Edgy. [1]

Препорука: Edward Gorey’s Elephant House

Cover Art by Edward Gorey

Cover Art by Edward Gorey

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