Brief Lives
posted: May 26, 2016
Last year I had the pleasure of illustrating a book for The Folio Society, 'John Aubrey's Brief Lives'.
The book compiles over 400 brief, witty and gossipy biographies of 16th and 17th century British thinkers, scientists, noblemen and statesmen. I created 13 b/w illustrations of varying sizes plus 4 full pg. color plates. Many thanks to AD Sheri Gee.
Below are some of the illustrations. More on the book can be found here
Back & front cover...

Chris Spollen May 27, 2016
Dam!!!!!! Lovely!!!!
Elwood H. Smith May 31, 2016
Great gig, Joe and (as always) superb illustrations! I may have to pick that one up.
Victor Juhasz May 31, 2016
Superb. It would be worth getting the book simply for the illustrations. I'm sure the copy is great fun.
Joe Ciardiello May 31, 2016
Thanks guys. The book can get a bit tedious in spots (16th century language) but interesting. It was a good project to work on.
Joe Ciardiello ph: 908-996-4392 email: all images copyright Joe Ciardiello 2019