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astartesyriaca is a art/design historian (and ex-pat) living in Glasgow, Scotland. She specializes in 19th century British art, with particular interest in the Glasgow style, Aestheticism, and 19th century Fashion reform movements. In the past she has worked in museums, taught kids, and wreaked havoc while driving across the USA.
nekokaiju is a freelance artist/illustrator living in Richmond, VA. He is currently working on many exciting projects, including freelance work for Lucasfilm. He is well versed in the history of design, particularly with the Arts & Crafts movements and early modernism. He studied art in Virginia as well as at the Glasgow School of Art. His work is brilliant, check out his page. To be fair, he did NOT write this.