Brian Ruckley's News & Views

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

More Lynd Ward Goodness: Beowulf

A while ago I was doing some unseemly drooling over Lynd Ward's 1934 Frankenstein illustrations. Five years later (I learn from The Beat) he was turning out some gorgeous work on another, even more venerable, classic: Beowulf.

It's a very 1930s style, but works well for sf and fantasy themes, I reckon. I think I can now be officially classed as a Lynd Ward fan. A full set of the pictures can be seen on Flickr, put there by the chap who runs the A Journey Round My Skull blog (which is itself well worth a look for those into obscure and weird book illustration and design of the 20th century).