Edward Gorey Gift Wrap

Edward Gorey Gift Wrap

  • $9.95


THIS ITEM AND THE REST OF YOUR ORDER WILL SHIP THE WEEK OF October 24th.

The somersault, the handspring, the ball pedaled in orbit—all depend on a combination of nerve and verve, qualities possessed in abundance by illustrator and author Edward St. John Gorey. His illustrations of children at play decorate this whimsical wrapping paper; the reverse side includes printed grid lines for easy cutting. One 30" x 60" sheet of paper (12.5 sq. ft.) shrink-wrapped on a cardboard tube.

 Gorey (American, 1925–2000) was an artist, writer, and book designer. His drawings and stories, set in a vaguely Edwardian time frame, exhibit a special genius for what is left unseen and unsaid. Crosshatched characters and quirky narratives keep Gorey devotees in gleeful anticipation of decorous mayhem.

The creator of more than one hundred works—from a wealth of darkly hilarious books to the animated opening sequence of the PBS television series Mystery!—Gorey was a master of the amusing, the strange, and the unexpected. His artworks are collected and treasured throughout the world.

 

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