Edward Gorey was born on the 22nd of February 1925, his wonderful darkly humourous black and white works have inspired many, including Trent Reznor, in his music video for The Perfect Drug.
His images usually have an Edwardian or Victorian flavour to them, and, I think, 1920s too.
Dame Darcy's dark cartoons and illustrations also appear to have a bit of Gorey inspiration.
And the Salem Brownstone graphic novel by John Harris Dunning
Tim Burton may well have some Gorey inspiration
Then there is this gorgeous Gorey inspired outfit (original source appears lost)
There was even a Gorey inspired Halloween ball!
And this wedding cake! But you don't have to get married to get a Gorey cake, you could have one for your birthday! Or even for your funeral!
Has Edward Gorey inspired you? I'd love to hear about it!