by Simone Gallina
GAUGHAN FOR PLANET OF FORGETTING
1000 faces of a legend
I folletti delle statistiche di WordPress.com hanno preparato un rapporto annuale 2014 per questo blog.
Un “cable car” di San Francisco contiene 60 passeggeri. Questo blog è stato visto circa 860 volte nel 2014. Se fosse un cable car, ci vorrebbero circa 14 viaggi per trasportare altrettante persone.
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.
This post first appeared on May 8, 2014 on 50 Watts
From “Carnival in Mexico,” by Carlos Mérida (1940)
Bio from wikipedia:
Carlos Mérida (1891 – 1984) was a Guatemalan artist who was one of the first to fuse European modern painting to Latin American themes, especially those related to Guatemala and Mexico. He was part of the Mexican muralism movement in subject matter but less so in style, favoring a non-figurative and later geometric style rather than a figurative, narrative style. Mérida is best known for canvas and mural work, the latter including elements such as glass and ceramic mosaic on major constructions in the 1950s and 1960s. [cont. reading]
This post first appeared on May 6, 2014 on 50 Watts
These reproductions are from expired auction listings at ha.com. The dates range from 1927 to 1981 with many posters from the 1940s.