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Time Travel Tuesday: Bayeux Tapestry


When think­ing about eyra’s newest show, Long Form, and how it is about extended nar­ra­tives, the Bayeux Tapes­try imme­di­ately came to mind.

The Bayeux Tapes­try is a long embroi­dered cloth (not an actual tapes­try) that was con­structed around 1092. It is nearly 230 feet long! It depicts the events lead­ing up to the Nor­man con­quest in Eng­land in the 11th-century inva­sion and occu­pa­tion of Eng­land by an army of Nor­mans, Bre­tons and French sol­diers led by Duke William II of Normandy.

The tapes­try con­sists of 50 scenes and cap­tions, and is an exam­ple of early reportage illus­tra­tion. The story, no sur­prise, is long and con­tains mys­ter­ies (!!), along with 623 peo­ple, 202 horses, 55 dogs, 506 birds and ani­mals, 49 trees, and 41 ships*.

Here are just a few scenes of this mas­sive work. What accom­pa­nies this long piece are trans­la­tions of the Latin cap­tions, which you can read in full here.

*Accord­ing to

All images via Wikipedia. Don’t laugh. Who­ever uploaded them did a pretty great job.

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Long Form is now LIVE! on eyra illustration gallery


Over the past cou­ple of weeks I’ve men­tioned my online gallery, eyra, is putting on Long Form, its third exhi­bi­tion. I’m happy to announce that the show is live TODAY! As in right now. Check it out. Then, check out the shop


Long Form fea­tures illus­tra­tions that are unusu­ally long or wide. Illus­tra­tors could inter­pret that how­ever they wish, and the results are really amaz­ing. The details that come from the extended for­mat war­rant a care­ful look.

The show fea­tures work from the fol­low­ing illus­tra­tors: Ana BenaroyaAndrea RossiJessi Noo­nanJohn ChaeKyle Pel­letRand Ren­frowSeo Kim, and Wai Wai Pang

I’m always inter­ested in web design and how to cre­ate a dynamic envi­ron­ment to show­case illus­tra­tion in an online for­mat. So When you look at images from Long Form online, you can drag thumb­nails of the images to cre­ate your own gallery. You’ll also use your mouse to unfold each image. Here are a few images from the show. But, be sure to check out the rest!

Rand Ren­frow

Seo Kim

John Chae


John Chae in Long Form

I am swamped today, prep­ping for the open­ing of Long Form this Thurs­day on eyra, my online illus­tra­tion gallery. So, for now, I leave you with a piece that will be appear­ing in the show. It’s Deli Boy Blues by John Chae.

Long Form is a show fea­tur­ing illus­tra­tions that are unusu­ally long or tall. Check out the crazy amount of details in this piece! Really lov­ing this extended nar­ra­tive. (Click image to see it bigger!)




eyra in progress: Jessi Noonan for Long Form


Did you know that I’ve started another project? eyra is an online space ded­i­cated to the show and sale of illus­tra­tion. I curate exhi­bi­tions cen­tered around a theme, with each illus­tra­tor pro­vid­ing vari­a­tions on that theme. (Kind of like This Amer­i­can Life.)

eyra’s newest show, Long Form opens NEXT THURSDAY! I am so excited to be able to share it with you. The exhi­bi­tion fea­tures works that are unusu­ally long or tall in size, and it’s been a lot of fun see­ing what illus­tra­tors for this show are com­ing up with.

Jessi Noo­nan has been a favorite illus­tra­tor of mine for quite some time. She’s par­tic­i­pat­ing in the show and was kind enough to share some of her in-progress pho­tos with me. If you love this piece, the orig­i­nal + prints be avail­able for sale in eyra’s shop start­ing next Thursday.







Julianna Brion


I’ve fea­tured the work of Julianna Brion on Brown Paper Bag before, and men­tioned her last week because she’s apart of my newest exhi­bi­tion for my online illus­tra­tion gallery, eyra. Julianna is included in the exhi­bi­tion Don’t Call Me Hon­ney, a show about the city of Bal­ti­more.

Julianna is local to me, a trans­plant to Bal­ti­more by way of Con­necti­cut. It’s inter­est­ing to see her take on the city, in a series that she’s titled Bal­ti­more Hodge­podge 1–4. A mish­mash it is! She cap­tures the banal­ity of row homes, high­light­ing them with bright accents. Roof decks were new to me when I first moved to Bal­ti­more, so I enjoy that she makes ref­er­ence to that. 

You can own the orig­i­nals of this work and prints as well! Take a peek in the eyra shop.





eyra illustration gallery // new exhibition — Don’t Call Me Honney


I was silent yes­ter­day — my apolo­gies. It’s because I was busy putting the fin­ish­ing touches on eyra illus­tra­tion gallery’s newest show, Don’t Call Me Hon­ney. The exhi­bi­tion cen­ters around my home, Bal­ti­more. All of the par­tic­i­pat­ing illus­tra­tors are liv­ing and mak­ing work in the city! I also wrote about Don’t Call Me Hon­ney, think­ing about it in terms of how we iden­tify our­selves and how we become inspired.

The show is com­pletely online, so view it here!

Illus­tra­tors fea­tured within the show are Andrew Liang, Cor­nel Rubino, Christo­pher Adams, Janna Mor­ton, Julianna Brion, and Jun Cen

I don’t want to spoil the sur­prise of the show, but below are some works included in the exhi­bi­tion. I’m happy with how it turned out, and I hope you like it, too!

Andrew Liang


Christo­pher Adams


Cor­nel Rubino



Janna Mor­ton (these are all brooches!)



Julianna Brion


Jun Cen