combined museum, library and cultural Puke Ariki website
in Taranaki in the north island of New Zealand.
stable of graphic and typo illustrators and they provide ample material
from each artist. (Christian Montenegro's site is well worth a visit too).
it's a shame that the digitization quality hasn't really improved
at Hong Kong University for their latest exhibition:
'A Quest for Harmony - Stencil Prints by Yu Ping and Ren Ping'.
It's still worth perusing nonetheless.
(the subject is thought to be Elizabeth Seymour).
This arresting sketch reminded me of the young Kirsten Dunst
in 'Interview With the Vampire'. Evil or cute - could go either way.
'Allegory of the Transience of Life', coloured engraving on vellum.
The above 2 images come from the Prints and Drawings section which
has more than 500 works online, covering a wide variety of styles and periods.
('The Worlds Greatest Samuel Johnson Collection, One Book at a Time')
post a slightly different version of this image previously]
(you'd think, after doing this for so long, that I would make a point of
collecting details as I wander randomly around the web) - my best guess
is that they come from the Universität Augsburg, but I'm really not sure.
[Addit: I see now from the URL that the last image comes from the UK Art & Architecture site]
Der Literarische Satanist ... im Garten der Hyacinthe with high
resolution jpegs of literature illustrations by such luminaries as
Félicien Rops, Edouard Manet and Hans Holbein, among others.
The site title gives a hint as to the twisted nature of a lot of the images.
(via The Cartoonist)
book collection in 'Eritrean Print and Oral Culture', hosted by the
University of Alberta. (via and part of Streetprint Engine).
Unsurprisingly, the collection is imbued with something of a
melancholy feel, reflective of the wars of recent times.
twartym, zwanym także Owalnym, w Natolinie'
[Design for Polychromy in the Open (Oval) Salon at Natolin].
1781 Pen, brush, India ink, watercolour. Ribbed paper, backing.
'More Precious Than Gold' featuring the treasures of the library. These include
maps, engravings, bindings, illuminated manuscripts, book images and ephemera.
Humbul Hub have a short review and direct link to the 9Mb pdf file. The first half
of the file consists of images with brief descriptions and there are essays about
each of the items in the second half. All of it is in english. Highly recommended.