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ryansalge:

Ryan Salge

ryansalge:

Ryan Salge

Several Moby Dick Covers

Artwork by Giulia Pex & Luca Broglia

Artwork by Giulia Pex & Luca Broglia

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Happy Birthday, Herman Melville!

We’re celebrating with 25% OFF our entire Moby-Dick collection.

Moby Dick Tattoos

julia—woo:

Moby Dick
2013

julia—woo:

Moby Dick

2013


poetryismyreligion:
In the mail today.

poetryismyreligion:

In the mail today.

booksandchurches:

Melville the Man, cut paper, Peter Michael Martin

booksandchurches:

Melville the Man, cut paper, Peter Michael Martin

Fail Whale by ka-92

Fail Whale by ka-92

Via New Bedford Whaling Museum’s Flickr
fuckyeahmobydick:

"It’s better to fail in originality, than succeed in imitation" - Herman Melville
Happy Bithday, my Creator!

fuckyeahmobydick:

"It’s better to fail in originality, than succeed in imitation" - Herman Melville

Happy Bithday, my Creator!

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erikkwakkel:

Whale doodles

This post celebrates the birthday of Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick, who was born on 1 August 1819. When he wrote his book, in 1851, whales were an important commodity, for example for fuelling lamps (an astonishing 300,000 whales were caught between 1835 and 1872 alone). While I am against whaling, there is a fascinating book-historical dynamic to this 19th-century tradition: the captains of whaling vessels kept detailed logbooks, the pages of which are sometimes decorated with charming images. They are doodles, really, entertaining rather than functional. The sample above, taken from digital material made available by the Providence Public Library, shows a pod of inky whales swimming across the page of a daily log (top), a tiny bottle illustrating a post on the consumption of alcohol on board (middle), and a row of whales next to the catch of different vessels (bottom). The images present a peculiar contrast between artistic charm and the bloody events that sparked their creation.

Want to know more about these great little books? Here are some digitized items which you can help to transcribe; here are a whole lot of digitized microfilms of whaling logbooks. Here are PDFs of the famous Nicholson collection of logbooks.

Pics: Providence Public Library, Nicholson collection, log of the Catherine, 1854-1856 (lower pic); Bottle detail from this tweet; Top image from this blog. The library keeps a great blog, here.

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Moby Dick book design by Julia Woo (on Tumblr).

Happy Birthday, Herman Melville!

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