October 18, 2019, 07:27:44 AM

Author Topic: Wonderful Blog of Book Graphics  (Read 1989 times)

Offline JMack

  • Hircum Magna Rex of the Fabled Atku Temple, and writing contest regular
  • Writing Group
  • Ringbearer
  • *****
  • Posts: 6963
  • Total likes: 4738
  • Gender: Male
  • Our daily efforts are love poems to the universe.
    • View Profile
    • Tales of Starlit Lands
Wonderful Blog of Book Graphics
« on: April 24, 2015, 12:16:54 PM »
The image below is from book-graphics.blogspot.com, and there are hundreds of wonderful pieces captured there. I found it while looking for words and background on one of the Child ballads: The Daemon Lover. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_Ballads)  It turns out there was a book published with beautiful illustrations for some of the ballads (https://archive.org/details/balladsweirdwond00choprich), and these are captured in a number of places on the 'net, including the book-graphics blog.

While wandering through this wonderful blog, I was particularly struck by this: (but there are so many great images!)



I may do a series on ballads, since the fantastic stories in them should be meat and wine for us F-F types. But don't tell my dad. He'll go on for hours about the similarities, differences and meaning of ancient ballads if you let him.  ;)

If anyone wants to join in, why not go to this blog and find a favorite image. It's a wonderful way to avoid actual writing.  ;D
Change, when it comes, will step lightly before it kicks like thunder. (GRMatthews)
You are being naive if you think that any sweet and light theme cannot be strangled and force fed it's own flesh. (Nora)
www.starlit-lands.com

Offline ScarletBea

  • Welcome party and bringer of Cake. 2nd-in-Command of the Writing Contest
  • Powers That Be
  • Big Wee Hag
  • *
  • Posts: 11078
  • Total likes: 6395
  • Gender: Female
  • Geeky Reading Introvert
    • View Profile
    • LibraryThing profile
Re: Wonderful Blog of Book Graphics
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2015, 12:36:26 PM »
This for matching my childwood idea of a knight (minus headband...) and font (looks like old magazines from my dad that I read as a child):



and this for the 'inner darkness':



I'm much more of a 'graphics' person, so I actually found some of those covers a bit disturbing :-\ I imagine they gave children nightmares, in those days...
At home in the Fantasy Faction forum!

"Let us think the unthinkable, let us do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all" - Douglas Adams

Offline Henry Dale

  • The Unsummonable and a Writing Contest Regular
  • Writing Group
  • Gentleman Bastard
  • *****
  • Posts: 1904
  • Total likes: 1421
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Wonderful Blog of Book Graphics
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2015, 12:47:06 PM »
More the image of the traditional fairytale but I thought this looked pretty epic.
Spoiler for Hiden:

Offline Lady Ty

  • Blessed River Lady and Defender of Baby Dragons
  • Ta'veren
  • **
  • Posts: 3458
  • Total likes: 2919
  • Gender: Female
  • So-Old-That-She-Can-Nearly-Be-Called-Oldest-Ty
    • View Profile
Re: Wonderful Blog of Book Graphics
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2015, 09:56:21 AM »
Jmack , what a wonderful blog, thanks for finding it, I am going to spend hours playing in this playpen ;D ;D

Especially with  illustrations like this



From http://myvintagebookcollectioninblogform.blogspot.com.au/
“This is the problem with even lesser demons. They come to your doorstep in velvet coats and polished shoes. They tip their hats and smile and demonstrate good table manners. They never show you their tails.” 
Leigh Bardugo, The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

Offline JMack

  • Hircum Magna Rex of the Fabled Atku Temple, and writing contest regular
  • Writing Group
  • Ringbearer
  • *****
  • Posts: 6963
  • Total likes: 4738
  • Gender: Male
  • Our daily efforts are love poems to the universe.
    • View Profile
    • Tales of Starlit Lands
Re: Wonderful Blog of Book Graphics
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2015, 12:11:39 PM »
I want that to be a tambourine. Then the dragon could be like the crocodile in Peter Pan...
Change, when it comes, will step lightly before it kicks like thunder. (GRMatthews)
You are being naive if you think that any sweet and light theme cannot be strangled and force fed it's own flesh. (Nora)
www.starlit-lands.com