Friday, March 30, 2012

Illustrations from Tales & Legends, Golden Treasure Chest

I try not to be an illustration junkie, because I have waaaaay too many random hobbies as it is, not to mention that illustration is not really the focus of this blog, but this book was too interesting not to scan. Here are some selections from the Tales and Legends volume of the Golden Treasure Chest set edited by Bryna and Louis Untermeyer (Golden Press book number 15602). There's so much imagination and diverse inspiration in this book that it's a little dazzling!

Evil stepsisters, evil stepmother, cute kitty, Cinderella. As the kids on the Internet would say: "HATERS GOTTA HATE." Illustration by Gordon Laite.

Bluebeard and Mrs. Bluebeard, illustration by Kanako Tanabe.

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, illustration by Seymour Chwast

Image from Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamb, illustration by Lowell Hess
Image of the evil queen and her mirror, from "Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs," illustration by Sheilah Beckett.

Cover of the Golden Treasure Chest, Tales and Legends, edited by Bryna and Louis Untermeyer.

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