Mechtober Day 17: DTTM/Alice
“You have been deemed detrimental to the war effort. Needle drones DE and DM have been dispatched to assist you. Have a great day!”
This has been sitting in my drafts on my laptop since summer term but I never got much further than the sketch. I have a whole series of character designs also hiding on my laptop so perhaps you’ll get to see those at some point…. Anyway, this is based on one of the illustrations from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (under the cut).
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct - 16/10/2021 (2/2)
I never got into Happy Home Designer, but considering this is an add on to the main game this time around, I’ll watch
Ok now you’ve piqued my interest
THE SIMS 4 CAN EAT SHIT /srs
Cross-interaction between your existing island and the DLC content, nice!
I took this screenshot a little later than planned, so bask in the glory of Erik
Well that finally gives me a good excuse to upgrade my NSO plan
(Doubutsu no Mori for N64 NSO when/j)
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Fine Press Friday
A new movie adaptation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight was released in theaters today and I’m so excited to see it! I’m not a medievalist by any means, but I’ve always had an interest in Old English and Middle English texts and in grad school took a course in translating Old English. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight was written in Middle English (though in a different dialect than Chaucer’s Middle English) in the late 14th century by a poet known mainly as the “Gawain Poet,” though there are three other narrative poems in the original manuscript: Peace, Purity, and Patience. We’ll get more into the manuscript it originates from in a later post! A summary of the poem’s plot can be found here (thanks, SparkNotes!).
This edition of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight was published by the Limited Editions Club in 1971. The publisher’s announcement describes the book in detail:
“...twelve full-page 'resist' drawings, a two-page drawing for the title spread, and numerous tailpieces and incidental decorations, all printed in Sepia. Frank Lieberman designed the volume and drew the large initials which open each stanza. He chose Goudy 'Thirty' type for the Middle English text and Poliphilus for the modern English, both in the sixteen-point size... The light tan Arak paper is a rag wove watermarked stock made specially for this edition at the Curtis Paper Mill... The text was set by Westcott & Thomson in Philadelphia... The binding is in natural coarse Irish linen, stamped on the shelf-back with the title and a series of decorations reflecting the medieval text.”
The book was printed by the Meriden Gravure Company.The illustrations are by Cyril Satorsky and we think they’re just wonderful! Today we’re sharing some of the full-page illustrations (including a great one of the Green Knight holding his own severed head!). The book was published in an edition of 1500 copies signed by Satorsky. Ours is copy number 289.
Check back with us next week for posts on the original manuscript, my review of the movie, and the lovely and monstrous tailpieces designed by Satorsky for this edition!
View our collection of severed heads from Tumblr posts!!
View more posts on Limited Editions Club productions.
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- Alice, Special Collections Department Manager
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