When I came across this set of illustrations on 50 Watts I was instantly attracted and had to double check the name behind the penmanship. They are by a fellow named Harry Clarke and were created for for a 1925 edition of Goethe’s Faust, but the style reminds me of Aubrey Beardsley’s work, of which I am a fan. I even have this print of his, framed in my bedroom. That could be why I am loving the below images by Mr. Clarke. The organic lines and intricate detail he put into his work is incredible. I particularly love the contrast between geometric and organic ornamentation in the very last image posted below. A little creepy, yes I’ll give you that. Perhaps I should have saved this post for the end of October?