Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Odyssey of Homer

Sir William Russell Flint, in his earlier days, used a classic art style to illustrate some of the great classics of literature. And how much more classic can you get than Homer?

It amazes me how time and again, publishers put out editions of classic (but dry) lit, without any illustrations, and no imaginative layout or typography. Those elements help bring a book to life. I think students who wouldn't give Homer a chance, might, if the book was embellished somewhat like this one.






















5 comments:

Philip said...

excellent illustration
thanks

Doruk said...

Oh nonononono, KIDS read picture books, not ADULTS!!! ;P

usymare said...

Excelent your work, Mr. Buchanan!!!

Larry MacDougall said...

Wow ! Thomas, thanks a ton for these amazing images.

Anonymous said...

Thom, couldn't agree with you more about classics and illustrations!