Master List: Which Manuscript is that Image From?
Updated: Nov 25, 2021
Most of the images used in our merchandise and logos are adapted* from the illustrations and marginalia of various medieval manuscripts. We believe strongly in citing our sources -- so if anyone is curious about the origin / inspiration of a particular image, you can find it here.
Bearded Face: Paris, BnF, Fr. MS 12584, "Roman de Renart," f. 61r. (And yes, I gave serious consideration to using his much more unsettling companion.)
Critter: Royal 12 E XXV, "Proposiciones; Errores in grammatica, letter to the Archbishop of Corinth; philosophical, scientific and mathematical treatises," f. 23v.
All Reeves are Bastards
EL 6 C 9, "Ellesmere Chaucer", f. 42r.
Additional 42130, "Luttrell Psalter," f. 159v. (I have no idea why someone already drew this, but it made the process much easier on me. This whole manuscript is a gold mine, frankly.)
Deer Will Not Help You
Harley 4379, "Harley Froissart," f. 19v
Emotional Support Chicken
Coppeld: Harley 1585, "Medical miscellany of a pharmacopeial compilation, including a herbal and bestiary illustrating the pharmocopeial properties of animals," f. 77v.
Tyb: MS. Bodl. 264, "Romance of Alexander", f. 62r.
Garland of Round Bones: Additional 42130, "Luttrell Psalter," f. 159v.
Jugglery of Demons
Demon, Musical: Royal 10 E IV, "Smithfield Decretals," f. 201v. (Another gold mine, especially if you like anthropomorphized animals, including violent rabbits.)
Demon, Red-Faced: Burney 345, "Psalter, with a calendar (ff. 2-6v); Psalms (ff. 7-187); canticles and prayers (ff. 187-204v); litany, petitions, and collects (ff. 204v-209)," f. 69v.
Skull: Additional 42131, "Bedford Psalter and Hours," f. 42v.
Juggling Chainsaws to Spite God
Additional 62925, "Rutland Psalter", f. 51v. (I like the art style in this one quite a bit.)
Baby: Royal 11 D IX, "Decretum, with the glossa ordinaria," f. 284v.
Merchant: Additional 17280, "Book of Hours, Use of Rome," f. 281v.
Supernaturally Good Boi
Royal 10 E IV, "Smithfield Decretals," f. 57v.
Þæt nis Elpend / This is not an Elephant
Cotton MS Tiberius B V/1, "Computistical, historical and astronomical miscellany with added documents from Ely and Exeter", f. 81r
* We're a bit paranoid about copyright law, even when the authors have been dead for centuries, so our images are never direct copy/paste jobs of the original. At the very least, they're redrawn in Adobe using the original as a reference.