Hawkins was a member of the Book Jacket Designers Guild, which was formed in 1947 in reaction to the crass and sexual pulp covers that had proliferated in that time. The guild put on exhibitions of the best dustjackets and paperback covers as a way to promote quality design that supported fine literature.
|1945 Armed Services Edition of The Postman Always Rings Twice. From my collection.|
Steven Heller wrote a piece about Hawkins’ book cover work on the Print website.
There is more info about Hawkins and the Book Jacket Guild in The Book of Paperbacks by Piet Schreuders.