Archive for giugno 2013

Dr. Zaius and the Daily Mail, 1968

by Chris Wild
 
domenica 30 giugno 2013
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Lichtenstein: A Retrospective at Tate Modern


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    Roy Lichtenstein: Brushstroke with Spatter (1966) Image copyright Estate of Roy Lichtenstein
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    Roy Lichtenstein: Masterpiece (1962) Image copyright Estate of Roy Lichtenstein
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    Roy Lichtenstein: Landscape in Fog (1996) Image copyright Estate of Roy Lichtenstein
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    Roy Lichtenstein: Oh Jeff I Love You Too But… (1964) Image copyright Estate of Roy Lichtenstein
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    Roy Lichtenstein: Seascape (1965) Image copyright Estate of Roy Lichtenstein
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    Roy Lichtenstein: Blue Nude (1995) Image copyright Estate of Roy Lichtenstein
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    Roy Lichtenstein: Still Life With Goldfish (1972) Image copyright Estate of Roy Lichtenstein
giovedì 27 giugno 2013
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The 4th Dimension, by Jack Kirby



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Salvador Dali paints Laurence Olivier as Richard III

1955:

sabato 22 giugno 2013
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Vintage Swedish book design


1970, En man från Danmark, cover by Svenolov Ehrén From the collection of Book Cover Lover The Swedish design and illustration blog Book Cover Lover is still going strong. I've pulled some more favorites for this sequel to my September 2011 post. Here's what I said then: Martin Klasch turned me on to the Swedish blog Book Cover Lover. . . Started in May [2011], there are already 224 posts to scroll through, the majority of them focusing on Swedish mid-century book covers and bindings from the blogger's own collection. You may recognize designers from my previous posts Cocktaildags and Lord of the Flugornas. Unfortunately the binding designers are unknown, as publishers rarely print credits for the binding. 1961, The Martian Chronicles From the collection of Book Cover Lover 1961, The Martian Chronicles, cover by Karl-Erik Forsberg From the collection of Book Cover Lover 1958, The Sling and the Arrow From the collection of Book Cover Lover 1965, Jag minns min blåa Donau, cover by Bo Lassen From the collection of Book Cover Lover 1957, cover: Per Silfverhjelm, illustrator: Staffan Brunius From the collection of Book Cover Lover 1960, Österhus brinner, cover by Gunnar Brusewitz From the collection of Book Cover Lover 1959, Tiburon, cover by Gunnar Brusewitz From the collection of Book Cover Lover 1958, Weep for a Wanton From the collection of Book Cover Lover 1956, From och Hård, vignette by Ylva Källström-Eklund From the collection of Book Cover Lover 1958, The Hangman's Tree From the collection of Book Cover Lover 1964, De tre små mästarna, cover by Rolf Lagerson From the collection of Book Cover Lover 1968, Nunnan av Monza, cover by Rolf Lagerson From the collection of Book Cover Lover 1967, The Three Friends, cover by Rolf Lagerson From the collection of Book Cover Lover 1960, Vedergällningens vägar, cover by Pär Gunnar Thelander From the collection of Book Cover Lover 1960, Spelboken, cover by Rolf Lagerson From the collection of Book Cover Lover 1971, Roseanna, cover by Svenolov Ehren From the collection of Book Cover Lover 1969, The Devil in Velvet, cover by Monica Schultz From the collection of Book Cover Lover 1969, Sjöjungfrun, cover by Monica Schultz From the collection of Book Cover Lover
From the collection of Book Cover Lover See all book cover posts on 50 Watts
venerdì 21 giugno 2013
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Children’s Textbook Covers in 1920s Japan

Covers and endpapers from a series of Japanese textbooks, 小学生全集 ("Complete Works for Elementary School Students") via the National Diet Library

1929 (cover used for both "Little Lord Fauntleroy" and "Marshal Togo and General Nogi")


I stumbled upon this book series while rooting around again in the massive NDL. I featured a handful of these covers back in 2009 in some posts of Japanese book covers, though at the time I knew nothing about them (not that I know much more now). I also featured Takeo Takei's illustrations for the H. C. Andersen volume.

I think the series ran to 80+ books—the NDL has digitized 37 volumes published between 1927 and 1929. The books covered many topics—Western classics, Japanese history, fairy tales, science, religion—as you'll see from the rough Google translations given below each image. Many volumes were edited, translated, or written by Kan Kikuchi (菊池 寛).

It's hard to determine the illustrators and designers responsible for most of these. (One problem is that often different artists are responsible for the covers and interior illustrations, but the NDL usually catalogs only the interior illustrator. Another is that I don't read Japanese!)

If you like this post, don't miss the "Takeo Takei" filter.



1929, "Story of Astronomy and Minerals"






1928, illustration by Seiko for The Blue Bird






1927, Alice in Wonderland (appears to have been translated by the mighty Akutagawa)






1927, "Interesting Library"






1928, "Physical Chemistry," illustration signed "BIN"






1928, "Children's Industrial Story"






1928, "Story of Insects," illus. signed "SA"






1927, "Meiji Emperor"






1927, "Robinson Crusoe"






1928, "Story of an Airplane," illus. signed "Sen"






1928, "Religious Fairy Tale Collection"






1929, "Animal Botany for Children"






1929, "Engineering for Children"






1929, "To the mountain to the sea"






1928, "Japanese Tale of Heroism"






1929, "Boy's Encyclopedia"






1929, "Foreign History"






1929, "Story of the Army and Land Battles"






1928, "Taiheiki Story"






1928, "Chushingura Story, Soga Story"






1929, "Way to the World"






1929, endpapers, "Story of Astronomy and Minerals"






1928, endpapers, "Chushingura Story, Soga Story"






1928, endpapers, "Story of an Airplane"






1928, endpapers, "Physical Chemistry"






1928, endpapers, "Story of Insects"






1928, endpapers, "Children's Physiology and Hygiene"






1929, endpapers, "Way to the World"






1929, title page, "Story of Astronomy and Minerals"






1928, title page, "Story of Insects"







1928, cover by Takeo Takei
I've featured this before but NOW I KNOW IT'S FOR THE JUNGLE BOOK!

martedì 18 giugno 2013
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