Category Archives: BOOK COVERS

Polish & Soviet Union children’s book cover illustrations

Some real favourites of mine from the Ukraine hoard here.  I guess a lot of these are children’s titles. Otherwise they’re obviously manuals about standard adult subject matter involving wolves in suits and men in psychedelic mirrors.   Interestingly the covers … Continue reading

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More book covers from Lviv

More book covers from the book market in Lviv here.  Have been trying to make groups of those that share similar visual aspects but they’re all so uniquely out there in their appearance that this is proving pretty difficult!  So … Continue reading

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Soviet Covers II

A few more covers from the same Ukranian book market – some brilliant examples of the power of basic shapes to make a bold impact. I really noticed the simplicity and strength of these covers as they lay there nestled … Continue reading

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Ukranian book market – Russian covers

Just got back from an exhilarating trip to Lviv in the Ukraine – we got there via Eastern Poland which meant numerous seatbeltless taxis, ramshackle mini vans and skipping over the border with gold toothed grandmas smuggling cigarettes (exactly the … Continue reading

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Jewish Colouring Books

These amazing Jewish colouring books printed in Israel are a feast of vibrant colour, satisfyingly grainy print quality and, best of all, some adorably mental goings on.    The oversized elderly gentleman in the chair who looks quite cosy. Until … Continue reading

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1970’s East German Children’s Geometry Book

This wee tome from the DDR was aimed at making geometry fun for kids.  Somebody obviously did a superb job of it – I wish my maths classes were full of such lo-fi psychedelic frolics. Some of the pictures are … Continue reading

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1960’s Children’s Song Book

  Classic fifties colour palette and some endearing illustrations from this children’s singing book printed in 1969.  It was first printed in 1962 and based on an American edition from 1954, although it does look like they may have kept … Continue reading

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