Illuminated Infographics—the complete set! Inspiration for a lot of the imagery and copy for pretty much all of the text is from this lovely French Gothic manuscript, which I snagged a copy of at a used book shop and now it’s my most prized possession. (And apologies to anyone who actually can read Latin, because I think I made complete nonsense out of the text.)
“Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people you’d expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didn’t hold with such nonsense.”
(illustration in watercolor and ink.)
One time I attempted to do master copies of Irish illuminated manuscripts. They ended up looking really pretty good—unless you’re comparing them to the real manuscripts, in which case they look like a drunken toddler did them. Irish monks, man. How did they do it.
Anyway, here’s a page from the Book of Durrow, and an alphabet selected from the Book of Kells.