Nick Pemberton & Andrew Ainsworth, Stormtrooper Helmet from the Star Wars series. Via Sotheby’s. Signed by George Lucas.The first film of the series was released in 1977. More about the design story of the helmet here.

Nick Pemberton & Andrew Ainsworth, Stormtrooper Helmet from the Star Wars series. Via Sotheby’sSigned by George Lucas.The first film of the series was released in 1977. More about the design story of the helmet here.

Beate Brömse, cover of Gebrauchsgraphik, 1971. Germany
Designed for a poster contest to promote the film Medium Cool of Haskell Wexler. It presented his study of the growing spread of violence in the USA.

Beate Brömse, cover of Gebrauchsgraphik, 1971. Germany

Designed for a poster contest to promote the film Medium Cool of Haskell Wexler. It presented his study of the growing spread of violence in the USA.

George Underwood, Illustration for the album My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair by Tyrannosaurus Rex, 1968. Source

George Underwood, Illustration for the album My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair by Tyrannosaurus Rex, 1968. Source

Parrot floor mosaic, 200 BC. Pergamon, Palace V, altar chamber, Turkey. © Photo: Antikensammlung der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Jürgen Liepe

Parrot floor mosaic, 200 BC. Pergamon, Palace V, altar chamber, Turkey. © Photo: Antikensammlung der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Jürgen Liepe

Ancient egyptians and their birds. From the book I monumenti dell’Egitto by Ippolito Rosselini, 1832. Drawings from murals. The complete book online via NYPL

Maurice Pillard Verneuil, Red Mullet, Rouget, L’animal dans la décoration, 1897. Paris. NYPL

Maurice Pillard Verneuil, Red Mullet, Rouget, L’animal dans la décoration, 1897. Paris. NYPL

Walter Breker, artwork for the poem Mondschaf  / Moonsheep by Christian Morgenstern, 1970/1905. Germany. 
The moonsheep stands upon the clearing. He waits and waits to get his shearing. The moonsheep.
The moonsheep plucks himself a blade returning to his alpine glade. The moonsheep.
The moonsheep murmurs in his dream: ‘I am the cosmos’ gloomy scheme.’ The moonsheep.
The moonsheep, in the morn, lies dead. His flesh is white, the sun is red.The moonsheep.

Walter Breker, artwork for the poem Mondschaf  / Moonsheep by Christian Morgenstern, 1970/1905. Germany. 

The moonsheep stands upon the clearing.
He waits and waits to get his shearing.
The moonsheep.

The moonsheep plucks himself a blade
returning to his alpine glade.
The moonsheep.

The moonsheep murmurs in his dream:
‘I am the cosmos’ gloomy scheme.’
The moonsheep.

The moonsheep, in the morn, lies dead.
His flesh is white, the sun is red.
The moonsheep.

Pauline Knip, illustration for the bird book Histoire naturelle des Tangaras, des Manakins et des Todiers, 1805-07. Hand-colored engravings. Paris.

Knip is considered one of the most outstanding ornithological artists of the 19th century.

Helen Johnson, illustrations for Farm Book, 1940. England. Via Wolfsonian.