On my desktop this week… ‘Moby Dick’ by Rockwell Kent

'Moby Dick' by Rockwell Kent

Kicking off another year of ‘better than the IT-imposed’ desktops, with this illustration of ‘Moby Dick‘ by Rockwell Kent.

I was reminded of it by a post on But does it float called ‘To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme‘.

I came across the illustration on the Penguin Classic edition. It’s the best of all the visualisations of The Whale, which the synopsis on the back of the Penguin edition describes as:

‘a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself.’