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[January 9th - January 30th] Back the Project on Kickstarter! SINISTER HARVEST: The Art of Der Orchideengarten 1919 (Vol 2)

Sinister Harvest Der Orchideengarten The Art of The Orchid Garden

Der Orchideengarten is a legendary German supernatural horror magazine published from January 1919 until November 1921. With your help, we will reprint the artworks from this rare and important magazine!

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The second in our Art of Der Orchideengarten book series, Sinister Harvest documents issues #7-12 of Der Orchideengarten's first year of publication in 1919.


Founded four years before the iconic American magazine Weird Tales launched in March 1923, Der Orchideengarten is considered to be the first fantasy magazine.

Published after the First World War when German art was at its height of decadence and debauchery, the magazine included a wide selection of new and reprinted stories by both German-language and foreign writers ranging from suspense and terror to crime and the eerily-erotic.

While the literary content is historically significant, many of the stories have been reprinted in multiple places across the last century; we have focused our attention on what has gone undocumented: the incredible artworks that illustrated these stories.

The artworks range from peculiar medieval etchings to occult woodblocks to expressionist visions- all balancing the romantic and the gothic with hyper-elegant sophistication!


Limited edition items and Kickstarter exclusive rewards!

Sinister Harvest Der Orchideengarten

Additional books, postcard sets, enamel pins, and letterpress prints (available individually or in a beautiful folio set) are available in specially discounted sets - view them all on the project page here!


Sinister Harvest Der Orchideengarten The Orchid Garden Fantasy Magazine


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