Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Month of McGinnis: “The Wrong Ones”

Part of a month-long celebration of Robert McGinnis’ book covers.

The Wrong Ones, by James McKimmey (Dell, 1961).

Art Scott, who is the co-author--with McGinnis--of the forthcoming book The Art of Robert E. McGinnis (Titan), remarks: “I love the design of The Wrong Ones. It’s one of the more imaginative solutions to the ‘how to integrate text with image’ problem. I’ve seen the original, and it’s stunning. And I wonder whether it was deliberate by McGinnis, or maybe subliminal, in that it serves as a tribute to turn-of-the-century illustrator Coles Phillips, whose signature gimmick was ‘The Fadeaway Girl.’”

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