INFERNAL CREATURES rare vintage occult artworks 1880-1970
Charming witches, handsome devils, skulls, spirits & Death- A book of rare vintage occult images from the Century Guild Museum archive.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, August 1 2018 9:30 PM UTC +00:00.
Presenting the fourth book in our 'Rare Artworks' series: INFERNAL CREATURES!
Cheeky devils, sensual witches, ghostly apparitions, and all manner of sinister and mystical creatures! Rare visions conjured by the hands of Gustav Klimt, Carlos Schwabe, Josef Fenneker, and more: over SEVENTY artworks from the Century Guild Museum of Art archives are collected in this softcover book featuring full-page, full-color images!
INFERNAL CREATURES: A Collection of Rare Occult Artworks 1883-1970
- Limited edition softcover book
- Perfect bound
- 80+ pp, full color throughout
- All high-resolution, original source color corrected images
- Over 70 full-page images
Plus more rewards!
Set of ten 5" x 7" postcards of images* from INFERNAL CREATURES (two copies of each image pictured) featuring
- Fledermaus Sturmlanterne ("Bat storm lanterns" c. 1900)
- The Nude Vampire (1970 film)
- Opfer ("The Victim" 1920 silent film)
- Der Vampyr (1932 horror film)
- British Circus Poster (c. 1900)
(* also available as a $10 add-on!)
Hard enamel pin, large 2.25" with double clutch, based on a sexy 1916 Russian Vampire illustration. (Also available as a $10 add-on.)
Patronage prints are 11" x 14" editions of our rarest artworks; the images above are all from the book INFERNAL CREATURES and will be new patronage prints available as part of this campaign:
- The Devil and Circe (silent film poster)
- The Vampire (silent film poster)
- Dutch light bulb poster
- "Faust" chocolate advertising poster
- "Ghost with a Sword" 1922 Japanese woodblock
- "Death of the Gravedigger" 1900 lithograph
Our friends at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab are creating a limited edition “Infernal Creatures” perfume oil... only available for the duration of this campaign!
INFERNAL CREATURES presents over 70 images of strange and peculiar occult-themed artworks from the museum archive, ranging from rare silent film posters to obscure metaphysical book illustrations.
Why books? Everyone else is going digital!
We are book people. We love tactile experiences. In a hyper-stimulating digital era, we believe that there's nothing more important than exploring new worlds by thoughtfully turning the pages of a well-crafted book. With your help, we can perpetuate this romantic educational experience.
Century Guild is an institution founded by Thomas Negovan in 1999. Century Guild has presented Art Nouveau and Symbolist Art in their Chicago (1999-2013) and Los Angeles (2012-2018) galleries as well as in numerous international art and antiques fairs across the last two decades, including fourteen years as a major presence at San Diego Comic Con International. Works previously in the Century Guild collection are on permanent display in a number of important institutions, including The Art Institute of Chicago, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Detroit Institute of Art and have been exhibited at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Minneapolis Museum of Art, and The Art Gallery of Ontario. The limited edition books published by Century Guild are desirable for their academic content, fine quality, and collectability; many out of print volumes command high prices on Amazon and eBay.
We are strong believers in and supporters of the crowdfunding community, and the way that it encourages creations of exceptional quality by making a direct connection between the creator and collector. At least 5% of the funds we raise in each campaign go back into the Kickstarter community to push other campaigns towards reaching their goal.
Thank you for your support of our mission to document and preserve rare, obscure, and historically important artworks!
Risks and challenges
INFERNAL CREATURES is the fourth book project in our 'Rare Artworks' series; the previous books in the series were each successfully funded and fulfilled on Kickstarter. This project is guaranteed to be delivered.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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