I ran into this picture of a wonderful clock on Pinterest.Read More
This is the second of my series of posts looking at book covers. This time, we cover Dust Jackets from about 1920 or so, to about 1990 or so. The book selling industry went through a lot of changes as the country did and so did books. So, w go from the Washington sguare book shop to the big box stores of today and the books inside them.
Note: the books chosen are chosen because of the way that the covers were done, not the content of the actual books. So there may be examples of things like Fabian Socialism. That does not mean that I care about the book.
Over the Years, I have owned a lot of books, with most of the books of my childhood long gone, and seen even more. In my search for cover ideas for the mermaid and Blasted Lands books, I found a treasure trove of covers and I thought that I would post some of the covers that I found. This is the first of a series of book covers and my ongoing struggle to think outside the box for Mermaids. My pintrest board collection of book cover pictures is here:
This first post is going to be books from the turn of the last century and before. Enjoy.
As promised here’s the art of the week about John Reinhard Weguelin. I had never seen his work before until I encountered it by accident. Here’s his wiki page.
Art of the week is supposed to be a celebration of the creative and what’s beautiful and excellent in contemporary and historical art. On the other hand sometimes you need to look at what is considered “art” and start asking ourselves “is this how we want to be remembered?”
Ran into this great illustrator on Pinterest.
Apparently there’s no personal website. Shannon Associates does have a page for him:
Alphonse Mucha was one of the stars of Art Nouveau. He is most well known for the many posters he did for Sarah Bernhardt. He did many other wonderful paintings as well.
About 17 years ago I ran into a quirky science fiction webcomic where the main character looks like a pile of poo.
One would think that something like that would be, well, a pile of poo and disappear fairly quickly. Yet the humor and storytelling overcame the rather poor art. The comic has been a long, long stream of humor, interesting story telling and even stranger characters and backgrounds. The fact that the story has been able to keep going for seventeen years is an achievement in itself. Being able to maintain the quality of the storytelling makes Schlock truly a great work.
After all, how many writers would turn Christmas elves and ninjas into wargame icons.
There’s a LOT more like this in Schlock Mercenary.
Akihiro Morohoshi manages to fit model railroads and scenes into the smallest and oddest containers.
Here’s a video of Morohoshi building a small Enoden module.
N. C. Wyeth was one of America’s greatest illustrators. I’ve liked hos work since I was a kid.
The first half of the last century was full of lively art.