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Black Swan by Old-Man-George. They became a modern metaphor for shock when economist Nassim Taleb wrote about the historic moment when early Europeans arriving in Australia were blown away by the sight of swans with dark feathers.

Douglas Annand's travel poster for Australia, 1950s. The native black swan is one of the cultural symbols of Australia.

Douglas Annand's travel poster for Australia, The native black swan is one of the cultural symbols of Australia.

Illus by Jan Marcin Szancer for Brzechwa Dzieciom 2 1955

Illus by Jan Marcin Szancer for Brzechwa Dzieciom 2 1955

Chef Fox cooking up something. <> Illustration by Jan Marcin Szancer for Brzechwa Dzieciom, 1955 <> (woods, woodland animals, art, forest)