150 Years of Alice Illustrations

Seems everyone is getting into the swing of Alice 150, including this site celebrating the best of Alice illustrations over the past 150 years.

July 9th Tee Fury T-Shirt Design Features Cheshire Cat and Alice

Tee Fury July 9 T Shirt DesignAttention Carrollians! Today’s TeeFury T-Shirt features the Cheshire Cat and Disney’s Alice.

This shirt is available today (Wednesday, July 9th) only!  

If the design is popular enough (which seems likely), then at some point TeeFury will bring it back in their Gallery.  But then it will cost $18.  Today only, it’s only $11 plus shipping.

http://www.teefury.com

Alice Themed Office Space in London

Ok, I want to work here.  A Serviced Office space in London where everything is themed to Alice in Wonderland!  I’d take a meeting here any day!

Alice in Comicland Released Today!

For those of you who were unable to join us for the Spring meeting last month, you missed a great talk by Craig Yoe on his new book Alice in Comicland (with introduction by our fearless leader Mark Burstein).  While we here on the social team did our best to live blog it, I recommend dashing out and getting yourself a copy pronto. For the official press release from the publisher, click me.  For a very nice interview with Craig, click me.

New World Jabberwocky

From our good friends at the Cassady Collection at USC (hosts of our Fall Meeting 2013) comes this entry to their annual Wonderland Award.  Quite stunning.  You can see the entire collection of videos uploaded by the Wonderland Awards on their YouTube channel here.

A Book (Not) Without Pictures

For those of you who were not able to attend our spring meeting, we had a very nice presentation by Mike Schneider on his What is the Use of a Book Without Pictures project, a completely visual telling of Alice in every imaginable style.  This article does a very nice job explaining it.  I can hardly wait for the finished product!

From Left to Right: Giovanna Terrone, Grant Fuhst, Ario Anindito, John Nagridge, Nursalimsyah, Avi Katz, John Ottinger, Ryan Petrow, Laura Coyle, Isaac Hastings, James Beveridge, Devin Francisco, Larry Adlon, Kalynn Kallweit, David W. Tripp

Karen Mortillaro Anamorphic Artist & Carrollian: Alice in Wonderland Series Video

A very nice video on YouTube featuring our fellow Carrollian (and Fall Meeting 2013 host) Karen Mortillaro and her anamorphic sculpture, including her extensive Alice in Wonderland series.

Amazing Photograph Evokes The Rabbit Hole

My acrophobia notwithstanding, this is a very cool photograph, well deserving of its win in the Clique Challenge in Sydney.  Read the full story.

The winner: Buildings and Monuments Challenge, Rodney Campbell, Queen Victoria Building titled Down the Rabbit Hole. Photo: Rodney Campbell

New Interactive Wonderland eBook by Emmanuel Paletz

I’ve just learned about a new interactive eBook app version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.  This one comes from award-winning designer Emmanuel Paletz.  This version draw images from Flemish and Dutch Renaissance paintings to give the eBook a uniquely textured and “classical” look.  It’s like a mash-up of Lewis Carroll and an elegant art history class.  Add a lot of nifty-looking interactions, and you have a creation that should be entertaining for children and adults alike.

To read all about the app, click me.  The app’s website itself is visually delightful, and well worth a look.  Mr. Paletz talks about Lewis Carroll’s appreciation of art, and how images like Quentin Matsys’s famous painting “The Ugly Duchess,” referenced by Tenniel in his illustration. became a touchstone for his whole project.  The entire eBook took Paletz about four years to create– a labor of love.  His Q&A section also talks about subtle political/social commentary that he has added here and there, as well–but nothing too overt to spoil the fun of Carroll’s story.  And that’s a good thing, because as the author himself was quick to point out, in this book he wanted to entertain, not moralize.

The iPad app costs $4.99 and is available now on  iTunes.  An Andoid tablet version (also $4.99)  and versions for iPhone and Android smartphones ($2.99)  will be available in the near future.

Here’s a promotional video for the eBook.  (If it doesn’t appear below, try reloading this page in your web browser.)

An Elegant (and Carrollian) Symbolist

Gail Potocki Fragmented AliceHere’s another item from one of our mimsiest minions:

“Twenty-first-century Symbolist” Gail Potocki’s exhibition of her Carrollian paintings, Fragmented Alice, took place at the Century Guild Gallery in Los Angeles last fall. You can read an interview about it here or buy the associated perfumes here. Some of these paintings are also in the catalog Century Guild Book One, available here.