The gorgeous cover of Aleister Crowley's Moonchild accompanying my post yesterday about the rare occult book exhibit was the work of Beresford Egan. A former sports cartoonist, Egan illustrated quite a few books in the decadent 1920s and 1930s, including an edition of Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mals (Flowers of Evil) and Pierre Louys's Adventures of King Pausole. I'm now determined to collect all of Egan's work. (Unfortunately, copies of Moonchild with the Egan dustjacket are selling for US$2000!) Link (Until that GeoCities site is accessible again, here's another.)
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.