February 10, 2008

Seymour Chwast covers

Since writing about Seymour Chwast's dustjacket for Moravagine, I started to notice his work on books in my collection. Here are two:

--Fancies and Goodnights by John Collier, now reprinted by New York Review of Books, but here in a Time Life edition from 1965.

--The Symbolist Movement in Literature by Arthur Symons, in a Dutton paperback edition from 1958. Seems to be in print only by crappy public-domain-only reprint houses (I refuse to buy books from these publishers; you know who they are if you spend time searching for out-of-print books).

Some covers by Alvin Lustig and Paul Rand posted by Will Kane of World of Kane. The images are from Jackets Required by Steven Heller & Seymour Chwast, 1995.

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