April 21, 2010

Czechoslovakian Expose Redux

This post now resides on my other site 50 Watts:

17 comments:

  1. Hey WIll....I wonder if I can interest you in a whole box of hand-silkscreened commercial book-jacket designs from the 30s thru 50s.... they are in NEwton, MA... I'd like to hold on to some or frame them some day...but I'd also love to see them scanned, collected, otherwise preserved... if you want them... post your email address I guess or I will... sg

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  2. Hell yeah! It's ajourneyroundmyskull[AT]gmail[dot]com

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  3. These covers are amazing - so striking and on point - I particuarly love "Rebecca"...

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  4. Incredible stuff, as always! I especially love the Dumas and Simenon covers.

    I'm so curious to know who did the Edgar Wallace cover illustrations!

    -keep up the fantastic work, my friend.
    Ryan

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  5. Another great selection. I can't pick a favourite, but I'll nominate Hadie Srdce (1961) for special mention. Thanks Will!

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  6. Hello. I'm from the former Czechoslovakia (a Czech) - so this is wonderful to see! Thank you. Having opened the blog post, I was nicely "shocked" to see the Fuentes book - it's on top of a pile of Spanish-language authors when I enter the living room. The cover author is Jaroslav Šváb. As for Richard Gordon, the author of the pictures is a very famous Czech artist named Adolf Born.

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  7. These covers are a great crossroad of art & design. Wonderful

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  8. I'm pretty sure the illustrator of that Richard Gordon cover is Adolf Born, who is great. Sort of a Czech Edward Gorey, though I think he dates further back (and he's still active), and more sexual in his humor.

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  9. Thanks for the kind comments and i.d. help. I notice Adolf Born's name a lot on my searches and will definitely dig further. Googling Jaroslav Šváb right now!

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  10. Whoa, so beautiful! Thanks so much for posting these.

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  11. This is the perfect place where I can loose my head!

    Thank you!

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  12. Absolutely wonderful. Thanks

    Have a nice day

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  13. Oh man, where did you find all these books? I want to read them!

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