Tag: illustration

150,000 Botanical and Animal Illustrations

The Biodiversity Heritage Library has made 150,000 illustrations available for free download. “Billed as the world’s largest open access digital archive dedicated to life on Earth, the Biodiversity Heritage Library is comprised of animal sketches, historical diagrams, botanical studies, and various scientific research collected from hundreds of thousands […]

“The Addams Family Secret”

Paul Karasik writes about a painting Charles Addams painted for a beachside hotel bar, which ended up in a university library. “In 1952, Charles Addams, at the height of his skills as a cartoonist, painted a lush, monochromatic mural on canvas for a bar at the Dune Deck, […]