Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Dream Begins

Here is the first of the cards taken from Rackham's edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream. It is the frontispiece and depicts Titania asleep under Oberon's spell. This is just the first of 40 images to come.

Click on these small ones to enlarge them. 
These are the last images from two volumes of Grimm's Fairy Tales.
And here we have my first attempt at a card back for the deck. This is a scan of the embossed leaves on the cover of A Midsummer Night's Dream. My first thought was to use this as a background for the front of the cards, but it got lost in the other design elements. With a very little darkening around the edges by me, I think it makes an elegant card back -- though not reversible.

-- Frede.