From the Files: The Second Coming

From the Files is a series presenting choice selections from my extensive and highly disorganized physical archives here at Home Base. Here you’ll find lost cartoons, unfinished art, and forgotten doodles. Enjoy.

yeats

Detail from a hand-drawn lettering piece I did in 2011 in the style of an illuminated manuscript, featuring Yeats’ 1919 poem The Second Coming:

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.

The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

From the Files: Ethics

From the Files is a series presenting choice selections from my extensive and highly disorganized physical archives here at Home Base. Here you’ll find lost cartoons, unfinished art, and forgotten doodles. Enjoy.

ethics

Page of notes from an Ethics class I took in 2009. I want to make it very clear that doodling helps me concentrate.

Quoted: H.L. Mencken

Quoted is a series that combines hand-drawn typography with portraits of luminaries from the world of art, literature, politics, science and philosophy.

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Quoted: George Orwell

Quoted is a series that combines hand-drawn typography with portraits of luminaries from the world of art, literature, politics, science and philosophy.

Hand-lettered Typography

I love typography. Here’s a few hand-lettered pieces I’ve made recently:

Check out another piece, an “illumination” of William Butler Yeats’ The Second Coming, after the jump: Continue reading →