“The Blampied Edition of Peter and Wendy" 1940.
Edmund Blampied 1886-1966
Edmund Blampied was one of the most eminent artists to come from the Channel Islands, yet he received no formal training in art until he was 16 years old. He was noted mostly for his etchings and drypoints, published at the height of the print boom in the 1920s, but was also a lithographer, caricaturist, cartoonist, book illustrator and artist in oils, watercolours, silhouettes and bronze.
DIY Home Electrophysiology Experiment on Muscle Fatigue, Backyard Brains. Illustrated by Cristina Mezuk.
THIS IS AMAZING, EVERYTHING I WANTED TO EXPLAIN IN ONE COMIC
“The symbolic forms which Mr. Betts has evolved through his system of Representation resemble, when developed in two dimensions, conventionalised but very scientifically and beautifully conventionalised leaf-outlines. When in more than two dimensions they approximate to the forms of flowers and crystals. …. The fact that he has accidentally portrayed plant-forms when he was studying human evolution is an assurance to Mr. Betts of the fitness of the symbols he has developed, as it affords presumptive evidence that the laws he is studying intuitively admit of universal application.”
How to Sleep in Airports. Illustrations by James Gurney
Hands down one of my favorite sets of illustrations. They combine my favorite things: the airport, people watching and sketching. I find people and their behavior at the airport to be fascinating, and completely honest.
Dip Pen Anatomy by Alex Konahin.
I love the artistry that one can achieve from a simple pen. From the emotions conveyed through type to the beauty expressed in art. These dip pen works by Latvian illustrator Alex Konahin are the latest pieces to catch my eye.
Be sure to also check out Alex’s Tumblr.
“The Many Moods of a Neuron.”
His only friend in the world.
“The Cave” — amazing fanwork by Nicolas Delort!
A page from the book, All About Coffee, by William H. Ukers