By Cory Doctorow at 7:38 am Wed, Jan 23, 2013
Illustrator David Pelham produced some of Penguin UK's most iconic 1970s book-covers. Kadrey's got a small gallery of the best of 'em, works of art every one.
Some of David Pelham’s brilliant 70s SF covers for Penguin Books.
There are lots more of them here.
Apparently Pelham and Burgess both disliked the ‘Clockwork Orange’ cover.
A buddy of mine recently wrote a blog post about some of the old covers in his book collection. I learned a lot from people commenting about the artists involved. And having seen the struggle self-pubs go through to get this right, it’s a lot more interesting than usual to me.
They look so different when rendered clearly as opposed to printed in faded ink on worn paper with rough edges.
I’m somewhat puzzled how Penguin weren’t sued by Disney.
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