The Animal Kingdom

Looking for a whole new way to appreciate the wonders of the animal kingdom? Check out this retrospective of Charley Harper’s stunning illustrations for Gerald Fichter’s 1967 edition of The Animal Kingdom (available in book form via this art collection).

These blew me away. There’s such richness of life in our natural world, such stunning variety and beauty (and even a bit of ridiculousness). These illustrations capture it all. I could hug them.

Trust me, check out the full retrospective gallery at Codex 99. Tip of the page to Jim Coudal for the link.