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Edward Gorey: Close Encounters Boxed Notecard Assortment


Mysterious, close encounters can be found in many Edward Gorey drawings. Here, amid elegant furnishings and a sometimes-portentous atmosphere, his characters wine and dine, conduct flirtatious—perhaps chance—encounters, and dance to the tune of their iconic creator. His drawings and stories, set in a vaguely Edwardian time frame with a decidedly English overtone, exhibit a special genius for what is left unseen and unwritten. As evident herein, Gorey's skillful crosshatchery often presents the point just before the crescendo of events and then lets the imagination draw the ominous or hilarious conclusion. Contains five each of the following notecards: Illustration from The Blue Aspic Illustration from The Blue Aspic Illustration for Irene Iddesleigh, by Amanda McKittrick Ros Illustration from The Other Statue
• 20 blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box
• Printed in full color on recycled paper with soy based inks
• High-quality 250 gsm card stock
• Soft white envelopes
• Pomegranate’s notecard sets feature exclusive selections of art from museums and artists around the world

Box size: 5.375 x 7.375 x 1.5 in.
Card size: 5 x 7 in.

ISBN 9780764972270

Edward Gorey

Artist and author Edward Gorey (American, 1925–2000) is beloved for the boundless imagination and sharp humor exhibited in his more than 100 published works. Gorey was also a set and costume designer for innumerable theater productions, including a staging of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, for which he won a Tony. He had a profound affection for literature, film, ballet, and animals. Cats and other odd creatures appear in many of his crosshatched illustrations. His humorously unsettling drawings of vaguely Victorian innocents facing unfortunate ends became familiar to a wide audience after appearing in the opening credits of the PBS television series Mystery! Gorey’s Cape Cod home, a veritable cabinet of curiosities, is now a museum celebrating his life and work.