Thursday, 8 February 2007
'The Gashlycrumb Tinies' by Edward Gorey is an A to Z book with a dark twist. Each illustration shows the macabre death of a child. It is an unusual format for such a gory subject as A to Z books are usually intended for children to enjoy, not be killed off in. His illustrations are built up using black lines which add to the darkness of the subject matter. The text is a typeface but handwritten, which compliments the illustrations.