These gorgeous 1871s illustrations for Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by artist Alphonse de Neuville are hauntingly reminiscent of Edward Gorey’s illustrations for H. G. Wells’s War of the Worlds.
Also see these stunning 1964 illustrations for the Verne biography The Man Who Invented the Future.
come on Eileen.
Nivea comes from the Latin word for ‘snow white’ (niveus/nivea/niveum). When I was kid I snuck into my grandmother’s room and discovered what I thought was how all the white people in movies stayed white. Nope, it was just a can of Nivea.
These tin tops span 133 years and obviously went through the Modernist period in stride. But I’m a sucker for those Art Nouveau-based curls on the first two designs.
Hope I’ll never try to suicide cause that day I’ll see how strong I am.
Hope I’ll never try to suicide cause that day I’ll feel as free as I will never be.
Hope I’ll never try to suicide cause that day I’ll succeed.
Billy and Graham Green practice a little deceit, 1940
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