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Illustrators and other artists in books, magazines and DVDs from before the 1950s.

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  1. AUTOMOBILE DESIGN GRAPHICS
    $60.00

    From the most obscure (Tucker, Ajax, Columbia) to the most iconic (General Motors, Ford, Chrysler), this unprecedented visual history brings together over 500 reproductions from rare and collectible brochures--only available from the car dealer. Over 80 years, they present the finest cars and the best illustration and graphic design of the 20th century. Ancillary examples include elaborate dealer manuals, alongside essays by automobile and cultural historian Jim Donnelly and America’s preeminent design historian, Steven Heller. Learn More
  2. ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #1
    $15.00

    Features an article on Jack Faragasso, whose work includes covers on his Bettie Page as well as many fabulous science fiction covers. Legendary paperback cover artist James Avati is highlighted, with dozens of covers. Also Haddon Sundblom, known for his Coke ads and Santa Claus illustrations is featured and one of his iconic Santa images is the cover for this new printing! Learn More
  3. ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #23
    $15.00

    This issue features the art of Dean Cornwell, the noted "Dean of Illustrators" who continued the legacy of his teacher Harvey Dunn (a student of Howard Pyle.) This issue also features the meticulous pen and ink illustrations of Murray Tinkelman, with a particular emphasis on his 1970s illustrations for H.P. Lovecraft and his other "post-Cooper Studio" work. Also an excerpt about the work of Constantin Alajalov. Learn More
  4. ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #2
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    This reprinting of the second issue (from 2002) features an expanded look at the art and life of pulp art legend Norman Saunders. From his masterful pulp and paperback covers through his work with the Topps trading card company and beyond form the basis for the excellent new book, Norman Saunders. Also included is an appreciation of Frank Frazetta's amazing pen & ink illustrations for the 1960s Edgar Rice Burroughs novels from Canaveral Press, a look at censorship in the notorious Spicy pulps, and an in-depth exploration of the art of 1950s magazine illustrator Perry Peterson. Like John LaGatta, Peterson was a master of contemporary beautiful women as well as powerful fiction illustrations for the top magazines of the period. Learn More
  5. ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #3
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    Featured is 1950s paperback cover illustrator Robert Maguire, best known for his femmes fatales and noir images. This in depth look includes over 50 color images of Maguire's paintings and covers. Also included is the work of Eugene Iverd, 1920s-30s Saturday Evening Post cover artist. He was a student of the Jessie Willcox Smith style of romantic realism with an nostalgic feel. Printed on the finest paper stock with excellent color reproductions. Learn More
  6. WORLD OF MUCHA A Journey to Two Fairylands Paris and Czech
    $39.95

    A superlative collection of Mucha's works, behind highly ornate, silver-embossed covers, spanning his entire career from his beginnings in Paris to his final days in what was then known as Czechoslovakia after four years in the United States. His most representative works are featured, not only in the field of fine art but also in editorial design and graphic design. As a special feature, this book introduces more typography and package design works compared to other publications on Mucha’s work. A good deal of this is not collected elsewhere. And, of course, Mucha’s masterpiece the "Slav Epic" is also covered in detail, along with an interpretation and its historical background. Learn More
  7. ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #33
    $15.00

    Discover a wide variety of art from a vast sampling of amazing artists in this amazing issue. First, explore the sci-fi world of acclaimed illustrator Jack Gaughan with rare, original art, numerous archival photos and vibrant sketches from his personal archives. This also includes a look at the naughty paperback cover artist Charles Copeland, the classically beautiful work of Edward Shenton and the history of the lurid "Horrors of War" trading cards. Book reviews, exhibition reports, and events round out this exciting issue. Learn More
  8. N.C. WYETH Great Illustrations

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    Sale Price $19.95

    Before Andrew and Jamie, there was N.C. Wyeth, the star pupil at Howard Pyle's Brandywine School. This features more than 100 of Wyeth's most iconic images in full color including scenes from The Last of the Mohicans, Robin Hood, Robinson Crusoe, Rip Van Winkle, King Arthur and more. These dramatic visions are loaded with incredible color and dramatic hubris--a must for fans of the golden age of illustration. Learn More
  9. ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #37
    $15.00

    A top notch new issue. Three lengthy features look at three very different illustrators. The cover feature looks at Elaine Duillo. Then we have a wonderful feature on Coby Whitmore. Last we have a previously little known paperback artist who did hundreds of un-attributed covers for all the major publishers in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Several were credited to Charles Copeland. But his powerful and sexy work until now was recognized only by a few paperback devotees. Here is George Ziel, who became part of the Society of Illustrators but like many major names, began and made his name in the trenches of often sleazy, sometimes classy, paperback covers! Learn More
  10. ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #42
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    Once again, a powerful line-up of three important artists. The cover feature is on Paul Rader, whose name is, I have to admit, unknown to me, but his covers are not. Beginning with the notorious and infamous soft-core publisher Midwood, Paul brought the essence of sexy paperbacks to his paintings and is today one of the most coveted artists. He also did Mike Shayne covers for Dell, as well as Ace Double-Novels and men's magazine covers. Learn More

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