Born in Wisconsin, Jim Knipfel was a staff writer at the now-defunct weekly alternative newspaper New York Press for thirteen years, where wrote the long-running and popular "Slackjaw" column, a cynical, misanthropic look at daily life. He is the author of ten books, including Slackjaw, …
Published by Dover
320p, b&w, 8.5"x11"
I love an old-school Dover reference book and this one is as good as it gets. An initial flip through might not reveal the weirdness that lurks within, but spend ten minutes seriously looking at it's endless variety of crestage and I think you'll get it. Truly inspiring symbology and form, Heraldic Crests is "A Pictorial Archive of 4,424 Designs for Artists and Craftspeople". For lovers of Crap Hound, tattoo art, unusual animals, alchemy and, uh, heraldry. Two thumbs up. -EF