The Hub

News, Notes, Talk

Peek inside a new illustrated edition of Angela Carter’s Nights at the Circus.

Emily Temple

March 2, 2021, 10:30am

The Folio Society has recently released a new edition of weird girl classic Nights at the Circus, beautifully illustrated by British artist and printmaker Eileen Cooper and with an introduction by Sarah Waters.

“I describe the method I used as “print-based collage”, everything being hand-drawn, then cut in the lino block, printed, later the prints themselves cut again, and assembled,” Cooper told Creative Boom. “Perhaps it’s best described as a hybrid form of artwork. Sometimes drawing or watercolor were added as the individual collages took shape.” The result looks pretty spectacular:

Eileen Cooper from The Folio Society edition of Nights at the Circus Eileen Cooper from The Folio Society edition of Nights at the Circus

See more from inside the book, as well as some shots of Cooper’s process and work in progress, at Creative Boom.

%d bloggers like this: