Monday, December 15, 2014

'Casanova' illustrations by Helma Baison

illustrator: Helma Baison
source: my scan

I came across a lovely little German translation of Casanova's memoirs at the thrift store recently. It was the cover which first intrigued me but I was completely sold on the purchase when I saw the illustrations inside! The artwork, which was drawn by Helma Baison, hits all the right notes for Casanova's adventurous life, without crossing the line into vulgarity.  If you're a fan of interesting book illustrations, I'd definitely look into picking up a copy! Here are three illustrations from the book:

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