Saturday, October 30, 2010
Hamlet illustrated by John Austen
I don't know much about John Austin, but a long time ago I saw a 1922 edition of Hamlet that he illustrated...it was $150adn it was awesome. He was just as decorative as Harry Clarke but not as busy, his drawing had just as much style as the work of Aubrey Beardley, but his figures were not as weird and his sense of design (I thought) was better. I could not afford the book, but I enjoyed looking at it for a while.
The cool news is that there is a new reprint edition that just got released that contains all of his original illustrations!
And the really cool news is that at amazon it is only $17...oh yeah.