Art of the Week
I don’t really have an article this week, so I’m going straight to the artwork. This is a gorgeous Art Nouveau-style poster by Florian Bertmer representing John Milton’s Paradise Lost. I don’t know if it’s ever been used this way, but it would make a damn fine cover for the book. Bertmer usually does work for the extreme metal and punk scene, including album covers, and he was himself the singer for a band called Cheerleaders of the Apocalypse. I don’t know anything about that, but he’s a freakin’ sweet artist.
Album Cover of the Week
I thought about posting one of Bertmer’s covers here, but I wanted to give equal time to a different artist and decided to go with yet another excellent poster and album cover artist, John Dyer Baizley. He’s another artist associated with the extreme metal scene, and, like Bertmer, is himself a musician. Also like Bertmer, his artwork is heavily influenced by Art Nouveau artists like Alphonse Mucha. Check out this lovely cover for Gillian Welch’s The Harrow & the Harvest album.
Song of the Week
This week’s song is by The Veils and comes from their Nux Vomica album. I love the sweaty, gritty, desperate feel of this song, which fits the subject matter quite well. The song is called Pan, ostensibly after the Greek god of the same name.
Meme of the week
A bit of humor for you. 🙂
Quote of the Week
It’s a universal law—intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Everyone enjoy your weekend and the week ahead!