Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland always was a bit creepy, but Jan Svankmeyer takes it to sublime Victorian pop up book and Punch and Judy beautiful creepy. With Faust (1995), it seems as if Svankmejer’s editorial assistant on the production might actually have been Satan.
Alice in Wonderland has been inspiring people for decades, so it’s no wonder that the classic artwork illustrations by Sir John Tenniel have been inspiringly adapted for the ink-hungry. Well pulled off.
These rare, lesser-known Salvador Dali illustrations of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland are intriguing and surreal. These illustrations were compiled into a book and sold on Amazon for $12,900. It’s interesting to see such a famous artist’s interpretation of an even more famous novel.
Michael Kutsche is a German-born concept artist, producing work of such stunning richness and complexity that the broader project almost becomes irrelevant. He is responsible for the insane visual progression of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland that we saw in the Tim Burton film. Also, most recently, he did some incredible work for the upcoming John Carter film, which promises to be one of the year’s more visually stimulating flicks.
A major talent in design and illustration is London-based, Australian creative, Sharon Chai. Chai and I worked together a few years back at Stylorouge designing record covers and the like. She has recently been briefed by MacMillan to create design and illustrations for a special edition of Lewis Carroll’s classic, Alice In Wonderland.
Experimental filmmaker Vince Collins made this stunning, but disturbing short animated version of the Alice in Wonderland story in 1983, but it’s still one of the most tripped-out things I’ve ever seen. It’s quite inspiring, actually.