I found this interesting little write up on a fantastic site called Public Domain Review, about this strange book comprised entirely of woodcuts depicting bizarre monsters. Unsurprisingly, I fell down the rabbit hole reading about Les songes drolatiques de Pantagruel. In fact I loved these absurd illustrations (that were created over 450 years ago if you can believe it!) so much that I decided to resurrect them from their long slumber so that more people might appreciate their utter weirdness as much as I did.
I picked 16 woodcuts and arranged them in a 4x4 grid on a standard 8.5x11” (Letter) sheet to be printed. I then created the outer stickers and packaging so that these could be sold in packs containing 16 stickers each. The title text ‘Les songes drolatiques de Pantagruel’ pictured below on the exterior of the packaging was created from the digital scan of the original title page of the book — so it’s essentially the same exact thing people in 1565 read and saw when they opened up Breton’s book, right down to the typeface, spacing, and punctuation.