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    This is a weird one, but I want to see what comes of it.

    Usual REMAKE/REMODEL rules apply:

    No pen-portraits. This is ART ONLY. Posting just a bunch of text, or a scribble and a vast number of words, will get the thread closed and your account banned.

    NO MORE PHOTO-MANIPULATION "art". I'll just delete them. People have been drenching recent threads with several pieces at a time that they've knocked out in photoshop in 2 minutes with no thought at all. I consider this to be taking the piss now.

    HOWEVER: I will allow the interpolation of ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS into the work.

    No more than ONE submission by any one person in any one REMAKE/REMODEL.

    Now then.

    The Yellow Book, published in London from 1894 to 1897, was a quarterly literary periodical (priced at 5s.) that lent its name to the "Yellow" 1890s. It was a leading journal of the British 1890s; to some degree associated with Aestheticism and Decadence, the magazine contained a wide range of literary and artistic genres, poetry, short stories, essays, book illustrations, portraits, and reproductions of paintings. Aubrey Beardsley was its first art editor, and he has been credited with the idea of the yellow cover, with its association with French fiction of the period.

    Authors found within its pages during the three years of its existence include:
    Max Beerbohm, "Baron Corvo," Henry James, H. G. Wells and William Butler Yeats.

    ...in Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), a major corrupting influence on Dorian is "the yellow book" which Lord Henry sends over to amuse him after the suicide of his first love. This "yellow book" is understood by critics to be À rebours by Joris-Karl Huysmans, a representative work of Parisian decadence that heavily influenced British aesthetes like Beardsley. Such books in Paris were wrapped in yellow paper to alert the reader to their lascivious content...

    So here's the deal:

    You are an artist/designer.

    You have to put together the cover for VOLUME 14 of THE YELLOW BOOK.

    It must retain the sense of Aestheticism and Decadence, and yet be of its time.

    I'm very interested to see what happens with this one.

    YOU HAVE ONE WEEK, Wednesday to Wednesday. Go.

    -- W

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      CommentAuthorjurgan
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2010
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    This is where I wish I had a certain book at hand for reference study. Got an idea already!

    I like this one Mr. Ellis.
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      CommentAuthorSobreiro
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2010
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    Excellent subject! This thread will be really interesting ...
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    Yellow Book =Awesome. I got a nice little book on Beardsley that has a lot of art from it. This'll be so much fun! Thanks Warren!
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    Holy crap. My mind has been blown. This is going to be a fun one.
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      CommentAuthorsseloske
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2010
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    Oh ho ho, GREAT!
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      CommentAuthorNygaard
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2010 edited
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    hahahah
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      CommentAuthorHartter
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2010
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    this is gonna be a fun one
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      CommentAuthorjurgan
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2010
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    Brilliant start. I like it Nygaard.
    • CommentAuthorpayno
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2010
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    I took inspiration for the cover from The Peacock Room, designed by James Abott McNeill Whistler, one of the most famous examples of Aesthetic movement interior design.

    Yellow Book Cover
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    niiiiiice.
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      CommentAuthorPupato
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2010 edited
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    @Nygaard, yours has really blown my brains! : )

    @payno, that´s gorgeous!
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    well.......
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      CommentAuthorNeilFord
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2010
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    @pupyato the 'first three' is not all your between. :)
    • CommentAuthorRaid71
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2010
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    the yellow book
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2010
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    Raid, I'm in love with that.
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    Nygaard, Payno, Pupato and Raid all get +5 internets.
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      CommentAuthorFredG
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2010
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    Ankles = Decadence. Yowza. It was really fun to do a period piece like this, I liked the constraint to keep it of it's time, gave me a chance to use some of my schoolin'. Not sure if Gustave Dore was ever involved in anything like this but his work seemed to fit.

    Yellow Book


    (Slight cheat on the pattern, it's an old modified Adobe one)
    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2010
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    The Yellow Book by Oxbrow

    Running with the modern decadence, politely.