Illustration Friday: Superstition


Eye of newt, toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog. In an age when medical practice was founded upon superstition and quackery, snake oil peddlers sold colored water or tincture to gullible patrons of carnival sideshows in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. I created the labels in Photoshop and put them on reproduction apothecary style glass jars that recall the containers once used in pharmacies and candy stores.

illustrationKimberly Coles