The next collaboration between the House of Pomegranates Press and Gloomth & the Cult of Melancholy is a truly unique one, and part of many more to come!
Before there was Dracula, before the deep south vampires and before the sparkling sort came “Carmilla“. A story of predatory lust and feminine devils in the night, a dreamy ancient tale to inspire perfect nightmares. The first release of the Vintage Vampires series by the House of Pomegranates Press and illustrated by Gloomth’s designer Taeden Hall! With a new foreword by Daniel Richler.
“For a hundred and forty years Carmilla has given readers’ bodies and souls a shake, because the vampire is beautiful but repulsive, to be resisted at all costs, because the narrative alternates so imaginatively between twittering girlies and an urgent need to reach for sharpened wooden stakes. Is there any reason it won’t continue to do so far into the future? Give it a read, and feel how it crawls under your skin.” From the Foreword by Daniel Richler. The goal of The House of Pomegranates Press is to produce arcane and magical little packages full of words that inform, disturb and most importantly, inspire.
It was a natural transition for artist Taeden Hall to blend her love of old tales of horror with her illustration and ultimately with her clothing label. The perfect storm of beauty distilled into a strange cocktail to share with you.
Now available internationally directly from the Gloomth catalogue (or via Amazon) comes this illustrated classic tale in paperback. Gloomth has also released 3 designs to honour the story. The pieces are named after characters in the book, inspired by their personalities and proclivities. Lush dreamy designs to embody the shadows of one of our favourite stories.