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Scan of Lewis Carroll’s (then Charles Dodgson) original self illustrated book Alice’s Adventures Underground.

Because… 2020

I created the first five cards to add Lewis Carroll’s very germaine insights into our current situation.

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I love Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, There seems to be a quote suitable to pretty much any situation. After it was published in 1865 with illustrations by Sir John Tenniel, a well known British illustrator and, appropriately enough an inciteful political cartoonist many artists tackled Wonderland.

The images I have used here are all in the public domain to the beat of my knowledge. Please let me know if I am mistaken at Willow@WillowDraws.com.

 

Humpty Dumpty

“When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’ ’The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’ ’The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘ which is to be master — that’s all.”

Illustration by Maria Kirk

 

Jabberwocky for 2020

’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. “Beware the Jabberwock, my child! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Covid bird, and hide from the frumious Viralsnatch!”

Illustration by Peter Newell

 

 

Madhatter’s Tea Party!

‘At any rate I’ll never go there again!’ said Alice as she picked her way through the wood. `It’s the stupidest tea-party I ever was at in all my life!’

Illustration by Sir John Tenniel

Font developed from Lewis Carroll’s handwriting

 

Alice Considers…

Alice considered “whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies”

Illustration by Mervyn Peake

 

How Late?

“Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it’s getting!

Illustration by Mabel Lucie Atwell

 

 

Alice said to the Pig

“If you’re going to turn into a pig, my dear,” Alice said seriously, “I’ll have nothing more to do with you.”

Illustration by Sir John Tenniel

 

 Alice to the Cheshire Cat

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” 

Illustration by Sir John Tenniel

Great for graduation!

Alice on Change

“At least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.”

Illustration by Arthur Rockham

Great for graduation!

 

Lewis Carroll Logic

“Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t That’s logic.” Tweedldee

font derived from Lewis Carroll’s handwriting

 

Illustration by Millicent Sowerby

with a nod to Joseph Campbell.