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cover art by Robert E McGinnis

The Art of Robert E McGinnis
by Robert E. McGinnis and Art Scott
Titan Books
2014, 176 pages, 9.3 x 12.5 x 0.9 inches
$23 Buy a copy on Amazon

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Janusz Stanny (Poland, 1954–1963)

25 Book Covers

Janusz Stanny’s book designs for the publishing house Wydawnictwo Iskry

1961

 

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.


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1958, The Lost World

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c. late 50s/early 60s
Three Men in a Boat

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1960, Uncle Tom’s Cabin

This one is via Garaż ilustracji książkowych. Go there to see the whole book.

Previously:

This post first appeared on May 8, 2014 on 50 Watts

portfolio of lithographs by Carlos Mérida (1940)

From “Carnival in Mexico,” by Carlos Mérida (1940)


Previous posts on this artist: Dances of Mexico, The Hungry Moon, and The Bird.

 

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]

Scans via Mexico Ilustrado 1920-1950 and Mexico and Modern Printmaking: A Revolution in the Graphic Arts, 1920-1950.


This post first appeared on May 6, 2014 on 50 Watts