Our love for Edward Gorey's illustrations begun many years ago. We stumbled upon a calender and fell in love with his quirky style, witty images, great concepts, and powerful storytelling. His latest book is a poster book - a wonderful set of 30 large reproductions. His art never ceases to inspire us and look differently at the world. Check out more samples from the book after the jump...
Edward Gorey didn't receive formal art education. He attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for just one semester. He claimed to have inherited his talents from his great-grandmother, Helen St. John Garvey who was a famous greeting card artist and writer in the 19th century. Gorey's art was always popular with children, but it is not something that he sought out. His unusual interests inspired many of his illustrations. Cats, tennis shoes, and fur coats are often present in his work.
Edward Gorey: The New Poster Book has a good sample of his work. It is not only beautiful to look at, it also highlights a variety of his illustration styles. A fun mixture of unique frames would be perfect for displaying these gorgeous reproductions.
The calender that we mentioned in the beginning of this post we kept for many years now. There is something about his art that makes you want to look at it and study in details over and over again.
If you are interested in getting the poster book visit the Pomegranate website. You can also order by phone. Call (800) 227-1428.
(Images: Edward Gorey: The New Poster Book)