By Paris Bordon, c. 1530s. Taken from the absolutely fascinating Tumblr account, People of Colour in European Art History, which is an eye-opener. For me, it highlights that no matter how loosely based on ‘history’ many fantasy novels are, they do tend to be fairly whitewashed. (As in, if realism is the excuse, seems it’s a pretty poor defence. That blog shows why.)
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This sort of design is a synthesis of happenstance and determination. If there’s any lesson at all to be learned from its design, it is that a brand that highlights simplicity, abstraction, and careful use of color can pay dividends.