Thursday, 22 September 2011
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
In response to the comment in the previous post, I have delved into my bookshelves and found my copy of "The Wind from Nowehre" by J G Ballard, and as I expected, the cover illustration is by Alan Aldridge. The book was published in 1967, and it's a picture that screams that decade. These were the days when London's Post Office Tower was still open to visitors and the revolving restaurant at the top still operational. London, Paris and New York are all graphically represented here, with the boiling sea reminiscent of the 19th centuiry woodcut "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" by the Japanese artist Hokusai. Since I first saw this book cover I've loved the image, and it was partly why I bought the book in the first place.
Saturday, 17 September 2011
I have recently been looking at the work of Carl Wilton who was a cover artist for Pan and Great Pan paperbacks in the 1950's, especially his illustrations for their series of WWII memoirs. I find them very evocative images, and I have now posted up a page showing the volumes that I own. More will be added as I discover (and buy) them!