Demented woodsy woodcuts from Dan Hillier

At the Brick Lane Upmarket in East London today, I was delighted to discover that Dan Hillier -- he of the wonderfully demented remixed Victorian woodcuts -- had two new ink drawings of a woodsy, autumnal nature.

Caught in the Headlights

At the Edge of the Woods


  1. Sadly, it seems I cannot look at ANY repurposed engravings or juxtaposed Victoriana without recognizing characters from Wondermark.

    These are delightful, though.

  2. They’re stunning images, but I’m a printmaker and these don’t look much like woodcuts to me. They seem full of crosshatching, possible but not common (Durer excepted!) in western-tradition woodcuts. Engravings/etchings perhaps? On his site it’s saying ink drawings. Colour me confused… Woodcut has long traditions behind it in east and west, so it’s a shame to see the term used as a catch-all for ‘old-looking illustration’.

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