His Name was Baldri van Horicke and drawings like what this poster was based on were done around 1633 in Brussels, he was sort of a court artist and did drawings and manuscipts for the court so most of his stuff never saw the light of day outside of the courts. A book of his stuff was only recently discovered a few years back and Dover put out a little collection of his stuff for use. But that was around 1985 so I doubt it's still even in print. Interesting, just a blue color guy doing his job every day drawing amazing pictures that no one ever really saw. Sad but true.
Yeah I found this old Dover book in a used book store and it had all these amazing Calligraphic drawing fsrom mostly one guy. He mostly did animals , lots of birds , really amazing stuff, it's a shame most of this stuff gets lost in time, cause it really is some great craftsmanship. I'm glad I could help bring it to life again a little bit but alas it too will go the way of the buffalo I'm sure.
this is very well done, and a nice bunch of type as well. But the kerning on the location lines is a little odd.
hiding a friend's name in the swirlies is a wonderful touch and a nice tribute. was the friend's name "nina" by any chance?
Specifically, this kicks from 9-14.5 tons of ass--depending on the species of elephant. While I am certainly no expert, this specimen appears to be a prime example of a female Loxodonta africana, also known as the Savannah elephant. At my best estimation, I would say she kicks about 12.5 tons of ass.