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28 December 2010 @ 09:23 pm
Julie Morstad  

So, today my boyfriend brought home one of my holds from the library: My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales, a collection of contemporary retellings of fairy tales edited by Kate Bernheimer. The collection features stories by some of my favorite writers (including Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum, Joyce Carol Oats, and Francine Prose), but what really caught my eye was the book's cover: a simple but eerie illustration of a girl's braid emerging from a cauldron accentuated by bold, beautiful, hand-drawn typography. The cover was illustrated and lettered by Julie Morstad, who also happens to be responsible for the beautiful artwork for Neko Case's Fox Confessor Brings the Flood album.

So, without further ado, here's a selection of favorites from Julie's online portfolio.

If you like what you see, Julie sells archival quality prints via a Big Cartel shop.
Jenniinamoratakitsch on December 29th, 2010 11:43 pm (UTC)
Aw, I love her! Thanks for posting. :] I have a tattoo of the sparrow girl she did for Neko Case's album a few years ago.
K.: MISC: Mod girlsexchangediary on January 3rd, 2011 05:12 pm (UTC)
Your tattoo sounds fantastic! The Fox Confessor... album cover was my first exposure to Julie's work, though I didn't know it at the time.