Fritz Eichenberg Woodcut Illustrations of the work of Edgar Allen Poe

If you have seen the cover of The Stars Were Right, you probably realize I am a big fan of engravings and etchings. The other day I stumbled across these wood engravings from 1944 by Fritz Eichenberg illustrating the work of Edgar Allen Poe. Obviously Poe’s work is amazing, and if you combine the themes of his stories with Eichenberg’s dark and moody woodcuts you get a fantastic super team of creepiness! I mean just look at this illustration for The Fall of the House of Usher:

House of Usher
The Fall of the House of Usher – Fritz Eichenberg, 1944

See what I mean? There’s sooooo much more! Instead of me posting a bunch of low resolution images you should really just go look at the whole set in glorious high resolution. I found it incredibly inspiring, I promise you it’s worth your time.

Few bits of housekeeping:
In case you missed it over the weekend, I posted a preview of the physical copies of The Stars Were Right. It’s looking really good and I’m getting really close. They’ll be worth the wait!

Also, I’m not sure how much posting I’ll be doing over the next week. So I want to wish everyone in the U.S. a happy Thanksgiving holiday! If you live outside the States, I hope you have a great week as well. Great weeks all around! For everyone! Huzzah!