Monday, December 12, 2011

Edward Gorey

one of my favorite things is watching Masterpiece Mystery on PBS. At the beginning of every episode there is a short intro video - I always liked it, but until recently I didnt know anything about it.

Turns out it was illustrated by Edward Gorey. His imagery is best described as dark, witty & Edwardian. He lived in Cape Cod - and I think a visit to his home/museum just jumped to the top of my to-do list.

His humor is dark, and his style is eerie, but funny and beautiful at the same time.

To wet your Edward Gorey whistle - below are a four of the 26 the ill-fated children from his book the Gashlycrumb Tinies

// images from here

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I remember this show and I never thought to research on the artist of all those introductions. It used to freak me out when I was younger lol. This is extremely informational and I'll probably have to check out his home/ museum during the summer. Thanks for sharing.

    I will be attending the Boston Blogger event on Wednesday and noticed that you were on the RSVP list. I thought I would swing by and check out your website in advance. If you see me mingling, please do not hesitate to say hello!


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