Just added some photos to my "EVA" (spacewalk) album from the last Space Shuttle based spacewalk in the International Space Station program. Some are pics that Mike Fossum took of me while we were outside and some were taken by me that show Space Shuttle Atlantis docked to the International Space Station for the last time. More to follow…
Halloween approaches. Edgar Allan Poe illustrators are legion—some of the better ones appeared here a couple of years ago (see the links below)—but I’d not seen these lithographs by Hugo Steiner-Prag (1880–1945) before. Steiner-Prag was an ideal illustrator for Gustav Meyrink’s The Golem so it’s a pleasure to see him addressing Poe’s poems. All the prints are from a collection at the Google Art Project which includes one of the Golem illustrations plus a set for The Tales of Hoffmann.
L. J. Jordaan (1985-1980) was a powerful graphic artist and political cartoonist in Amsterdam for the magazine, Green. He drew a biting series of anti-Nazi cartoons during the 1930s. After the Nazis invaded the Netherlands, they promptly shut down his magazine but Jordaan continued working underground and for alternative publications.
Dictating to the newspapers (wearing handcuffs) about what they can print.
Ridiculing the Nazi effort to claim Amsterdam painter Rembrandt as part of the Aryan tradition
Stealing into the Netherlands by the back door…
As the tide turned against the Nazis later in the war, Jordaan gleefully record their misfortunes:
In the end, Germany lay in ruins and Green published the following illustration of “the hangover of Brunhilde,” the German valkyrie who had become drunk on Nazi lies. The collar on the cat in the window says “retribution. “