Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tragedies Topiares Postcards

Tragedies Topiares, Dogear Wryde Postcards was published in 1989 as a numbered, signed, limited edition set of twelve postcards. Each of the 250 sets had an extra colophon card and were issued in an illustrated envelope. I am showing copy #141/250. These images were included in Amphigorey Again, and have been used for various publications and announcement cards.

The postcards picture topiary plantings which have taken on a life of their own. Each image shows a trimmed hedge or bush interacting and generally menacing a passer-by. One of my favorites is the baby being carried away by the dog topiary.

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