Influenced from the mind of Max Brooks, ‘The Dead arise at Chateau Robinet’ is a fictional newspaper story based upon Brook’s fictional collection of historical accounts of zombies. The story details a zombie outbreak in 18th century Paris, at the Chateau Robinet a hospital for the criminally insane. Le Journal De Paris was the first daily French newspaper published in Paris from January 1777 to May 17th 1840. Modelled on the English London Evening Post (1727 – 1797), the paper met a growing public need, and was very successful. The image if an ofgraveconcern original, newspapers did not include large engraved illustrations alongside the print with any regularity until later in the century. The first being the Illustrated London News, first printed in 1842, the use of exaggerated sensationalized poses in the image, is influenced by the style of engraving used.
Journal De Paris. La Mort Prennent! (The Dead Arise). 1807
Recreation of titlepage with added historical elements. Printed on handmade paper resembling the look and feel of paper from the period the work was produced (8.5" x 11"), or textured watercolour paper (5"x7"). Printed with archival inks, and packaged in protective sheet and cardboard backing.
Small prints on antique style paper, mounted to actual antique salvaged wood, and hung with twine. 3.5" x 4.5"