Janusz Stanny’s book designs for the publishing house Wydawnictwo Iskry
Janusz Stanny (born 1932) died in February of this year. He was one of the titans of Polish illustration and design, serving as director of The Studio of Illustration at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw for twenty-five years, beginning in 1971. He designed and illustrated countless books.
The scans here come from publisher Iskry’s Pinterest page. I plan to do some posts of their covers, sorted by designer or decade.
It’s been three years since the Polish book cover contest (you can see more covers by Stanny at that link), and I’m glad to return to this material after the long break. The contest’s judges have had some real successes: Peter Mendelsund has two books coming out in August (Cover and What We See When We Read) and Aleksandra Mizielińska and Daniel Mizieliński have had a worldwide hit book with their stunning children’s book Maps.
1958, The Lost World
c. late 50s/early 60s
Three Men in a Boat
1960, Uncle Tom’s Cabin
This one is via Garaż ilustracji książkowych. Go there to see the whole book.
This post first appeared on May 8, 2014 on 50 Watts