Wednesday, May 30, 2012

NY Public Library Dust Jacket Gallery

Today fellow book designer Misha Beletsky tipped me off to the fact that the New York Public Library hosts a digital gallery of historic dust jackets. This is a great resource to see the kinds of book covers readers found on the shelves in the 1940s.

The gallery offers covers from the 1920s to the end of the 1940s. The Oxbow Incident (1940) pictured above was one popular western reissued for the troops in the Armed Services Editions.

1 comment:

  1. Love this new blog. What a time to have been alive in terms of book cover art.

    These ads you're running on the side are terrific too. I feel like I'm on a blog from the 1940s.