Imaginary Polish covers for classic books

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7 Responses to “Imaginary Polish covers for classic books”

  1. buddy66 says:

    I used to have a book of Polish poster art. Wow. Back in the 60s they were head and shoulders above everyone else. I snitched at least a dozen ideas from it.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This was very interesting. So much so, that I felt the urge to make my own imaginary cover (for R.U.R. by Karl Capek). For some reason I chose to do Russian rather than Polish but it was fun to do anyway. Here it is for anyone who might like to see it. http://frohickey.deviantart.com/art/Russian-R-U-R-Cover-212060014

  3. allybeag says:

    When I was at school, longer ago than I care to admit, I had a penpal in Poland, who set up a subscription for me for a Polish art magazine. I couldn’t read the Polish text, but the artwork and graphics were absolutely amazing, as were the cartoons whose humour was mostly visual so knowledge of the language wasn’t necessary. I was studying Art at school at the time, and I think those magazines influenced me quite a lot. Polish design wasn’t widely known about on our side of the Iron Curtain in those days; I’m glad there’s more awareness now.

  4. Phanatic says:

    Somethingawful’s photoshop goons did a run of Polish-style movie posters a while back:

    http://www.somethingawful.com/d/photoshop-phriday/polish-movie-posters.php

  5. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful things indeed! Thank you.

  6. JArmstrong says:

    I was raised by parents who love Polish “Cyrk” posters. I then became enthralled with commercial Polish poster art in general, with a specific love for their takes on some of my favorite films (The Blues Brothers ,for example.

    And now, it seems, I am on to Polish book jacket design… exxxxxxcellent.

  7. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Doing a GIS for “***** cover art” for any book, particularly SF books, will turn up some amazingly weird stuff.

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