I’ve been quite busy lately repurposing vintage papers for various artistic creations (cards, envelopes, etc.), so I’ve been searching vintage shops on Etsy for old books, maps, sheet music, and all sorts of good stuff. In today’s search, I came across the lovely Liese Martin of Deadpan Alley. Liese combines two of my absolute favorite things in the world into sheer artistic brilliance: 1) books/type/literature and 2) illustration.
Behold the following Deadpan masterpieces from Liese’s Etsy site:
The French lit. nerd in me loves that the first set of illustrations are drawn on pages from Giraudoux’s play, La Guerre de Troie n’aura pas lieu. Let’s call it Liese’s “Deadpan Trojan War” series:
And, my personal favorite, which Liese has titled “Écoute une femme” / “Listen to a Woman”:
And now, some non-Trojan War pages:
Oh, and guess what? Liese also created her own handbound book, called Hungry Moon: