Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Fireside Cook Book '49 (PART TWO)

I've been promising more highlights from this great cook book all month, and here ya finally go! You can get all the artist and publication info in our first post HERE, but for now just kick back and enjoy these incredibly fun, and insanely lovely illustrations. And be sure to find yourself a copy of this book for literally hundreds more illos too! I hope everyone enjoyed this month of posts, I plan to get back on a more regular blogging schedule next month as we finally head into Halloween season :)

Friday, August 21, 2015

Ed Fisher's First Folio

If you enjoyed our last post, "Paperbacking the Classics", then you'll hopefully get a kick out of these additional gag and key art highlights also from Ed Fisher's First Folio collection published by The Macmillan Company in 1959. Collecting the best of his 50's output for Harper's, Look, Punch, The Saturday Review, Sports Illustrated, This Week, Trump, and The New Yorker, dig the great range of visual styles and silly black humor that will undoubtably set a few of you out and about in search of a copy for your own. (Pssst! The butler did it!)

Friday, August 14, 2015

Paperbacking the Classics

We all know that sex sells, just as we also know that most people will almost always judge a book by its cover! So what would happen if one of the trashier publishing houses of the 50's decided to repackage the classics with sexy new cover art and provocative, arousing tag lines? Let cartoonist, legend, Ed Fisher show you the way with this handful of hilarious covers he originally reworked in 1954 for The Saturday Review.

Man oh man-- suddenly I want to read The Last of the Mohicans!