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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 #21

    Regular Price: $15.00

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    Features the work of Gustaf Tenggren, known for his Arthur Rackham influenced fairy-tale style and use of silhouetted figures with caricatured faces. Tenggren was a chief illustrator for The Walt Disney Company in the late 1930s. Also features the work of Al Parker and Barbara Bradley. Includes book reviews, a guide to events and exhibitions and much more. Learn More
  3. 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
  4. ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #23
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    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
  5. 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
  6. ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #3
    $15.00

    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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS

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    This is an often-electrifying visual tour through holiday decorations, featuring more than 45 outrageous, whimsical and fun photographs of Christmas displays. From decked out desert cacti to plastic Santas on rooftops, these dazzling images show the varied and distinctive ways Americans celebrate this festive time of year. Each picture is accompanied by inspirational quotations and lyrics. Great gift. Learn More
  10. N.C. WYETH Great Illustrations

    Regular Price: $22.95

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    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

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