Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

The Grandpère of the MAD Fold-in

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on October 25, 2011

Shades of Al Jaffee and MAD Magazine . . .

A printed and folded novelty celebrating Louis XVIII, King of France, 1814-1824.
(Published by J.B. Verzy, circa 1814).

The piece unfolds to spell out the virtues of the man who ruled during the Bourbon Restoration.

et tu, ubu?

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on February 7, 2008

Poster designed by Alfred Jarry for the premiere of Ubu Roi, 1896.

 

and a later poster advertising the “Expojarrysition” organized by the Collège de Pataphysique in 1953.