Paintings by Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart)
Victorian Cliff House, San Francisco
I’ve always felt there’s something decidedly autumnal about heraldry and coats of arms.
Yesterday morning I woke very early to find a thick mist enveloping the shores of the quiet stream nearby and the walls of the semi-ruined castle on the opposite shore, and there were plenty of yellow leaves on the birches leaning over the water.
Time for heraldry, in other words.
These coats of arms were made by German xylographer and ex-libris artist Otto Hupp.
Arthur Machen (3 March 1863 – 15 December 1947) was a Welsh author and mystic of the 1890s and early 20th century. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction. His novella "The Great God Pan" (1890; 1894) has garnered a reputation as a classic of horror (Stephen King has called it "Maybe the best [horror story] in the English language"). He is also well known for his leading role in creating the legend of the Angels of Mons. Read More