This blog is my virtual scrapbook.
I try to give credits, link back and reference sources in all of my posts.
Please do not remove them, as I don't own any of these pictures, even if I altered them. Thanks.
Pictures below: “Pinocchio” by Grahame Baker-Smith, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Jonathan Burton, “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Anna + Elena = Balbusso (winners of a Gold Award from The American Society of Illustrators).
The illustrations of Ida Bohatta (*1900; †1992) have accompanied me during elementary school. Any time we did well we got stamps in our booklets. For 10 collected stamps we got a little illustrated card called “Fleisskärtchen”. I loved those cards. Pictured are her books on the four seasons, printed in 1941.
Penguin book covers have again and again caught my eyes over many years and now I finally know, who is responsible for a large amount of them! Paul Buckley, executive creative director at penguin usa. Above: The Steinbeck Series, woodcuts by Andrew Davidson.
As a child I loved the Narnia books. When I was about to get one for a little girl to introduce her to the same magic that I once experienced, I had to find out that the current German versions of the books look like shit.
What happend?? In a world with one gazillion superfluous graphic designers this is what you get?? Plus they left out any kind of illustrations?! Great work, that’s how to keep a classic alive, thanks.
On top beautiful designs from 1957-1960; middle left and right between 1977 and 1989; bottom left current issue (the one I had to buy - the cover features something that looks like an alien? words can’t describe it’s ugliness) and some other trashy designs between 2007 and now. All covers found here.