Saturday, October 4, 2014

Indiana Sweetheart and the Lady With the Big Knife

Meet J. A. Everitt, a Seedsman With A Secret

James A. Everitt of Indianapolis, Indiana was a very interesting man.  I first noticed his catalog covers, which are interesting with some quirky features.  Then I was attracted to his catalog engravings that he spent real money on...having interesting editorial illustrations as well as bespoke plant engravings.

I am looking into his life for the next few blog posts. 
Indianapolis, center of the seed world...note the horizon curving behind the lettering.  This info graphic sits easily, if unexpectedly, among the flowers. 

Quirky is how I would describe these next illustrations. :-)

(Spot the  frog...)