October 4, 2009

BLICKFANG - The Eye-Catching Covers of Weimar Berlin

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14 comments:

  1. Good gosh, these are amazing! And happy also for the German lesson... I suggest we start a #Blickfang movement on Twitter. :~)

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  2. You might be interested in the monograph on Malik Verlag, the publisher of Sinclair's Der industriebaron shown above. It reproduces a number of covers, only in black-and-white but it's still a useful reference. There's a relatively inexpensive copy here:

    http://www.rarebookstore.net/cgi-bin/schuyler/1180

    Otherwise, the full title is The Malik-Verlag 1916-1947 Berlin Prague New York. It was compiled and edited by James Fraser, the former head librarian at Fairleigh Dickinson, and published by Goethe House in 1984.

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  3. Wow my parents own a copy of "Der Industriebaron". I only looked at the cover but never read it:) Thank you for reminding me!

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  4. Nice work! Love your blog, always amazing illustration and great designs. Greetings from Buenos Aires.

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  5. Wunderschon! a real feast for the eyes - you always find such amazing things.

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  6. I enjoyed looking at those. The cover of Simon Mawer's The Glass Room seems to show some influence from one or two of these covers. See http://www.littlebrown.co.uk/Title/9781408700778

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  7. thanks so much for putting all these gorgeous things up!

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  8. Absolutely amazing! I have to get hold of this Blickfang book, though I can't find it anywhere, even second-hand.

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  9. A friend just hipped me to your site. Looks great. Maybe you'd like to see mine at http://www.buythecover.com

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  10. I can't believe I had missed this post... das ist sehr uebsch!

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