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What the Dickens: Victorian England in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room

Somehow, I forgot to post the design I created for What the Dickens: Victorian England in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room, the fall 2013 exhibit for the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room at Kalamazoo College.  The exhibit ran from September 16-November 26, 2013, and participated in October 4th Art Hop.

The illustration featured in publicity was Leslie Ward’s Caricature of Dickens (1870).  Leslie Ward was a British caricaturist, who was about 19 years old when he made this drawing.

What the Dickens: Victorian England in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room postcard 6"x4"
What the Dickens: Victorian England in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room
postcard 6″x4″
What the Dickens: Victorian England in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room poster 24"x32"
What the Dickens: Victorian England in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room
poster 24″x32″
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John Gould’s Glories: Hand-Colored Illustrations

John Gould’s Glories: Hand-Colored Illustrations is the fall 2014 exhibit for the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room at Kalamazoo College.  The exhibit runs from September 15-November 25, 2014 and will participate in the November 7th Art Hop.

The illustration featured is “Nyctea Nivea”, a plate from John Gould’s The Birds of Great Britain, London, 1862-1873. To be honest, I really didn’t consider any other artwork to feature for this exhibit. Once I saw this plate, the choice was easy. I looked at many other illustrations, but this was always number one .

I photographed the artwork using the Canon T2i with a EF 35mm f/1.4L USM. Personally, I think this is a spectacular wide-angle lens.

John Gould's Glories: Hand-Colored Illustrationspostcard 6"x4"
John Gould’s Glories: Hand-Colored Illustrations
postcard 6″x4″
John Gould's Glories: Hand-Colored Illustrations poster 24"x32"
John Gould’s Glories: Hand-Colored Illustrations
poster 24″x32″