Back in August, we highlighted a new initiative by the New York Public Library. An institution that’s hip with our times, the NYPL released on Instagram a digital version of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Now, in the Halloween spirit, comes a digital adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale, “The Raven.” They write:
“The Raven” includes a unique series of animations produced by Psyop and Studio AKA that takes readers on an ominous procession through a stark psychological landscape where the differing perspectives of both the Raven and Poe’s protagonist are depicted. The viewpoints steadily intercut and converge as the animation builds to its disquieting climax, as the door creaks open revealing “darkness there and nothing more.”
Read “The Raven” on Instagram here. And keep an eye out for NYPL’s upcoming adaptation of “The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka. It’s due out by the end of the year.
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