Seeking a copy of this book was a bit difficult but after years of searching I’ve finally been able to obtain a copy. Patrick Woodroffe was known mainly for his fantasy/science fiction work but for the publication for The Devil’s Mistress from Sphere Books he created this beauty which is hands down my all time book cover.
What can I say about Frank Kelly Freas? Most of the covers of the science fiction books I own are done by him. Freas knew how to capture science fiction so well. This artwork is popular among those that seek these treasures and those looking for a bit of some vintage sci-fi.
For a while I mainly collected fantasy and science fiction, but later I was introduced to the gothic romance genre. Its outline is simple – a female protagonist, an old castle or mansion, a male love interest, and an older female antagonist, all surrounded by the paranormal. The cover mirrors the genre so well by showing the young protagonist along with the castle in the distance.
Art is not the same as it once was and Book Cvlt is here to prove it. It's collection of more than 200 samples features iconic book covers from the 1960-70 era, where at times the artist is not even credited for their work. One might say that this form of artistry was and still is very much underrated. Regardless of what it is, taking a look at the book covers from yesterday not only does it take us to the past, but to other worlds and other minds creating a dichotomy in comparison with today's minimalistic cover art style.
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Cover Artist Unknown. One of the driving forces that sparked my love for reading was The Tales by H.P. Lovecraft. This cover is so near and dear to me. I love its bizarre out of proportioned-ness, something you'll always see in Panther book publications.
Douglas Chaffee was known mainly for his work with Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering. I am very fortunate to own a copy of this book. This cover just screams out, READ ME. The older releases from DAW Books always paved a way for new artists. You will not find one of these releases without a cover that does not leave you in awe.