From the eruption of Krakatoa to Munch’s The Scream – the phenomenon known as the twilight effect

From the eruption of Krakatoa to Munch’s The Scream – the phenomenon known as the twilight effect

On 27 August 1883 the volcano known as Krakatoa, itself part of an island archipelago of the same name, was destroyed in an enormous explosion. The detonation’s blast is said to have been heard thousands of kilometres away, sending shock waves round the world several times. Read more

“Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves” – Froben’s printer’s signet

“Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves” – Froben’s printer’s signet

They acted as a kind of copyright and were supposed to protect publications against unlawful reprinting by third parties: printer’s marks, also referred to as printer’s signets. They were added to books by the first publishers of printed material to label their source clearly. As there Read more