Absinthe-robette

Absinthe Robette 2.0

Absinthe; ‘the green fairy’, forbidden drink of mystical rites.. With hazy origins, and a storied past. Banned, bootlegged beverage… Made from wormwood (coincidently the star that fell from Heaven in the bible?) and coming with an entire ritual, it’s a drink like no other.

Fee Verte has a nice site about absinthe, which you can even order through if you’re so inclined. Plus the spoons look like alien knives. You never know who or what the green fairy might bring through that extra-dimensional doorway.

I found little to no information on Henri Privat-Livemont, a Belgian artist, but have been intrigued by this print since I first saw it in high school (and subsequently in every head shop I’ve been in since).

More of his work is available here

Space images from NASA, one of the few useful government agencies there are.

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Absinthe Robette, 1896  

Henri Privat-Livemont 

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“Henri Privat-Livemont (1861–1936) was an artist born in Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium.

He is best known for his Art Nouveau posters. From 1883 to 1889, he worked and studied in the studios of Lemaire, Lavastre & Duvignaud. He, with Lemaire, created the decor of the Theatre Francais as well as the Hôtel de Ville, Paris. He later moved back to Brussels, and worked on theaters and casinos there.”