June 22, 2008
George Salter and Beyond
This post began because I wanted to tout the above book by Thomas Hanson, Classic Book Jackets: The Design Legacy of George Salter. Princeton Architectural Press published it in 2004, and it seems to have already been remaindered, because copies can be found in abundance.
Before scanning my favorite images from the book, I did a google image search and wound up at Thomas Hanson's website for George Salter, which includes many of his covers.
I also wound up at a great French site -- nooSFere -- for American science fiction. (They probably do other stuff, I haven't fully explored their vast site.) They featured one of my favorite Salter designs:
Within seconds I stumbled upon this Virgil Finlay cover for the Jan. 1941 issue of Fantastic Novels.
Searching for Salter, I also wound up at the Max Kade Center for German-American Studies. They have a gallery called Exile Authors on George Salter’s Book Jackets.
They also have a gallery for the new-to-me artist Albert Bloch.
I especially enjoy his "Portrait of a Man, 1911":