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Archive for the ‘Book Covers’ Category

  • Younger Than Today – Retro Kids Book Illustrations

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    What a wonderful collection we have for you today….. Kids book illustrations from the 60’s and 70’s, mainly mid to late 60’s, and by various artists, which we may feature in more depth in the future. But for now, we just thought...

  • Fifteen Illustrated Film Tie-in Book Covers

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    These film tie-in book covers are from different decades.They’re all different genres, from Mod favourite Quadrophenia to kitchen sink drama Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. The only thing they all have in common is – They are all...

  • Just Say No – Sixties Drug Education

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    Before President Nixon coined the term ‘War on Drugs’ in 1971 the approach to drug awareness education in the States had a gentler and more informative feel than the scaremongering that seemed to follow. Government policies on drug use are a debate for...

  • Psychedelic Snack – Retro Recipes and Cookbooks

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    Now, for those expecting to see recipes involving magic mushrooms and marijuana, we don’t mean that sort of Psychedelic Snack -The title refers to the groovy gourmet related covers (also it was a good chance to use some Motown wordplay courtesy of The...

  • Faux Design – Record and Book Covers

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    You wont find the Televista Moods 2 album on the Hampshire University labelwhile flicking through records at a car boot sale, neither will you see The Pigeon Fancier’s Gambit on the bookshelves of Oxfam, as all of these excellent designs are...

  • Script Bare – Book Adaptations

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    If there’s one thing that lies behind a great movie it’s a great story. Look at all the best films and they all have a great storyline as the foundation on which they are built, no decent storyline – no decent film. ‘Sex Lives of the Potato Men’...

  • Albert Einstein Once Said…

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    “The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” Nothing is ever truly original now is it? As we’ve said here before Everything is a Remix. Since the dawn of time artists have been borrowing influences from other sources...

  • 25 Groovy Hippy Book Covers

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    Similar to our previous Vintage Beatnik Book covers post, these books about Hippies are a mixture of novels involving the hippy lifestyle and insights into the hippy scene, such as our favourite “We are the people our parents warned us...

  • Just How Did The Stone Roses Get Their Name?

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    We’ve been big fans of The Stone Roses since the release of their eponymous debut album way back when and with their forthcoming reunion coming up this seems particularly apposite. We had always worked on the assumption (as we believe most fans had)...

  • Robert McGinnis – Groovy Book Covers

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    Artist Robert McGinnis is probably best known for his film poster artwork. During his career he illustrated over 40 movie posters in total, these included several James Bond films, Barbarella, Sleeper and his first ever poster assignment Breakfast at...