Friday, January 10, 2014

Sarah Fanelli illustrates Butler, Rimbaud and Cocteau


I have already featured here, and on Twitter a number of items I bought from one of the best stationary shops ever - in the Snape Maltings near Aldeburgh in Suffolk. These are the last. Sara Fanelli is an internationally known illustrator. She has done a lot of work with the Tate Gallery in London, including decorating their walls to define exhibition entrances and spaces. But she also published a book with the Tate called Sometimes I think, sometimes I Am. Each image accompanies a quotation or aphorism from a famous figure in literature or the arts. I didn't buy the book but I couldn't resist the postcards. Above, as well as the case in which the postcards are sold I picked out three cards which from left to right illustrate: "To live is like to love - all reason is against it and all healthy instinct for it" (Samuel Butler); "Idle youth enslaved by everything, by being too sensitive I have wasted my life." (Arthur Rimbaud); "Life is a horizontal fall" (Jean Cocteau).

1 comment:

Banister Ferrars said...

I know this question is not strictly about books. The paper upon which "...because they take themselves lightly" looks to be very old British accounting paper, or journal paper. I was wondering if you could tell me how this was used? There seems to be two columns, then a wider column, then three columns, then the heavy vertical line then three columns. I know there used to be pounds/shillings/pence but how were these entered? Were there three columns to the right for pence, halfpennies and farthings? I am an American born in 1992, but
am interested in "odd things" like this. I enjoy your blog very much. Thanks, Banister

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