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Vintage Book Covers

September 10, 2014


It seems that you can never have too much of my Vintage Book Cover posts, people appear to really like them, which is great to hear. So let’s start off with a little midweek sunshine.

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There’s some lovely movement, symbols and shapes in these.

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A taste of nature.

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A taste of food.

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Something for the little people.

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Transportation and travel.

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Birds everywhere.

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And finally for today some beautiful illustrations by Polish artist Věra Faltová from way back in 1964.

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Please don’t forget to leave some comments and thoughts on your favourites. Happy Wednesday everyone. Many more superb polish covers over at SNDK, be sure to check them out too.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. September 10, 2014 11:18 am

    Love the spaceship flying over the giant armadillo!! Would love to know what that story was about!!! Another great post!! ;o)

  2. September 10, 2014 2:00 pm

    What a great selection of beautiful illustrations. I love Věra Faltová’s bird illustrations and I’m very intrigued by the ‘salty sayings’!

  3. September 10, 2014 10:05 pm

    Thanks for a very enjoyable viewing! and for taking the trouble to post all the images. I am quite fascinated how period styles emerge – when I saw these as a child or teenager they were just ‘things’ that were there and it was how it was. So I was ambivalent towards the images and eventually went through a period of rejecting them, but then about ten years ago the style caught my eye in a book on 1950s printed pottery and I was hooked. Perhaps it was because I had initially absorbed it all so well, and then familiarity changed into a feeling of nostalgia perhaps… Why this style is popular with my daughter’s generation though, I cannot explain in the same terms.

  4. September 10, 2014 10:17 pm

    Thanks Celia. Great point. I guess something similar happened to me, as I wasn’t conscious of liking the imagery around me as a kid but I guess subliminally it must have been going in because I now love images from that era (and earlier). Perhaps your daughter likes it as she just appreciates good design ! ; )

  5. Karen Smith permalink
    September 11, 2014 8:31 am

    Wow so glad I discovered your blog ……amazing illustrations is there a book published with these images ? Wonderful ! So amazing an image draws you in tempting the reader to open the book

    • September 11, 2014 8:40 am

      Thanks Karen, sadly no book that I know of , they’re just a collection of my own findings. There’s more on my blog if you use the search function and type in ‘Vintage Book Covers’. Happy Viewing and thank you for the enthusiastic comment too : )

  6. September 11, 2014 9:19 am

    A lovely collection of book covers. I have very fond memories of Bod and his world, with aunt Flo. Happy days!

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