This book is way too cool. It’s a collection of Victorian-style silhouettes made by artist Olly Moss of, you guessed it, famous characters from 20th century pop culture.
The subjects range from classic cinema to cartoons to cult cinema to television to contemporary cinema. There are even a few that I couldn’t recognize, which is fun as well as frustrating because the book doesn’t come with a guide, so if you can’t guess who the silhouette is of, you are out of luck. I’ve created a gallery of some of my favorites, but it’s only a fracture of what’s in store for you with this great book.
Disclaimer: This review is based on a review copy given to me by Titan Books, though the opinions are all my own.
This isn’t actually a review. It’s just me being excited because I wrote the foreword to this book and I just got my contributor’s copies and I want to share it with y’all. Please, pre-order a copy here; you’ll love it!
This is my first foray into book reviews, so bear with me. I’m also going to tell you straight away that I have not read through all 312 pages of this amazing book, but what I have read has been incredible. Now out from Titan Books is a second edition of Matt Taylor’s Jaws: Memories From Martha’s Vineyard, which recounts the making of Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster Jaws from December 16th, 1973 all the way through the premier of the film on June 20th, 1975.