Saturday, May 14, 2011

Four Fun Finds

Every now and then, I just want to write a short post, calling attention to beautiful old book and magazine covers I’ve happened across on the Web. So what’s stopping me? Well, nothing.

Click here to see artist Barye Phillips’ 1961 front for Road Show, a novel by German author John Haase. I love William Strohmer’s art-decoish illustration for the 1949 tale, The Body Missed the Boat, by Jack Iams. Reginald Heade’s paintings for the mid-20th century paperbacks of people such as Spike Morelli were quite sexy and certainly eye-catching--a prime example being 1952’s This Way for Hell. And this is definitely one of the best covers I’ve seen from the 1949-1951 bimonthly mag F.B.I Detective Stories.

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