Experience the illustrations from The Eyes of the Dragon in a way that you have never seen before in this Signed Limited Edition of only 300 copies.
Artwork has been professionally restored from the originals and reproduced in this portfolio on premium archival paper with a vibrance and scale not possible in the trade printing of the book.
This numbered portfolio measures 10â€ x 15Â½â€. The illustrations are printed on premium archival paper and are housed in a clamshell box of European linen book cloth over archival boards.
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About the artist
David Palladini is an American illustrator, best known for his Aquarian Tarot decks and illustrations of childrenâ€™s books, especially The Girl Who Cried Flowers and other tales by Jane Yolen (T. Y. Crowell, 1973). His style is reminiscent of the Art Nouveau illustrations of Alfons Mucha and Aubrey Beardsley.
Palladini was born in Italy and emigrated to America as a child. His dual cultural background is expressed in the lush creativity of his work. After studying art, photography, and film at the Pratt Institute in New York City, he was a photographer at the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City on his first job.
Palladini illustrated the second edition of a novel by Stephen King, The Eyes of the Dragon (Viking, 1987). The artwork was rendered in pencil and ink on Bienfeng velour paper. Depending on retention of the illustrations subsequently, that may be his most widely held work in WorldCat libraries. Otherwise Yolenâ€™s The Girl Who Cried Flowers is his most widely held, by a wide margin. He also did an edition of Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley (1978), her first novel.
Davidâ€™s newest work is his artistic memoir, The Journal of an Artist, a bracingly honest look at a man who chose to honor his authentic path by devoting his life to art. The book is published by Black Swan Press.
David has worked and lived in The Hamptons (New York State), Jamaica, and France. He currently lives in Newport Beach, California and continues to paint, write, and exhibit his work.
From the publisher:
THE EYES OF THE DRAGON ART PORTFOLIO
FEATURING ILLUSTRATIONS BY David Palladini FROM THE NOVEL BY Stephen King
We are excited to announce the publication of The Eyes of the Dragon Art Portfolio.
The Eyes of the Dragon is a novel by Stephen King that was first published in a 1984 limited edition via Kingâ€™s personal imprint, Philtrum Press, and in a trade edition by Viking in 1987. Originally written for his daughter Naomi, the book is a work of fantasy.
Artist David Palladini was commissioned to create a series of new illustrations for the trade edition. Mr. Palladini created twenty-four original illustrations that were rendered in pencil and ink on Bienfang velour paper.
This is the first official art portfolio to be published featuring the illustrations from the Viking trade edition of The Eyes of the Dragon. It also marks the 30th anniversary of the original Viking publication of the book.
ABOUT THE EDITION
The portfolio is published in two editions, both of which are signed by David Palladini: a numbered edition of three hundred copies and a lettered edition of twenty-six copies.
Both editions include twenty-two black & white illustrations and two color illustrations. An afterword written exclusively for this edition by David Palladini is included in both editions. A previously unpublished drawing and a reproduction of the only extant copy of the Viking Title page illustration, hand-colored by David Palladini, are included in both editions.
The text has been set in Waters Titling and Warnock Pro typefaces and letterpress printed from photopolymer plates by Norman Clayton of Classic Letterpress in Ojai, California on his 18â€ x 23â€ Heidelberg Cylinder press. The text pages are printed on 100% cotton paper which has the feel of fabric. The papers used in these editions are environmentally responsible and acid free.