Spartan Holiday No. 1: Shanghai Pictorial

Spartan Holiday No. 1: Shanghai Pictorial

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Spartan Holiday No. 1 Introduces Professor Red, our guide and stand-in, as he wanders Shanghai in search of a lost 19th century illustrator. Sprawling and contradictory, China intoxicates and bewilders.

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Dispatches from the road and notes on visual culture. The first in DB Dowd's series of illustrated 40-pagers describing his travels: a mix of memoir, history, and cultural reflection. Richly illustrated, designed, and art directed. Dowd, narrating in character as "Professor Red," takes the reader to Shanghai to investigate China's version of nineteenth-century illustrated journalism. The story explores Dianshizai Huabao, an illustrated newspaper supplement launched in 1884. "Shanghai Pictorial" establishes the Spartan benchmark of gorgeous design and illustration.