The Egyptian Book of the Dead

Those ancient Egyptians: they knew how to wield a pen-nib with the utmost accuracy and simplicity. I am amazed how the scribes could express so much emotion with one stroke. You would think they were modern graphic designers schooled in the art of vector linework. But, no... they lived and worked 3000 years ago on papyrus and linen (not even paper was available!). Truly, truly extraordinary.

If you're lucky enough to be in London this winter, don't miss the

Egyptian Book of the Dead

at the British Museum.