Visco (sfcovers.net)

Wayne Barlowe

Tim White

David Bergen

Leo & Diane Dillon

A selection of Retro Sci-fi magazine covers from “Visco – The Visual Index of Science Fiction Cover art” over at http://www.sfcovers.net/a fab archive, set up and maintained by Terry Gibbons.

Visco is much like http://www.coverbrowser.com/ in that it’s basically a database of scans & photographs, cataloging Science Fiction magazine publications from the 40′s right up through to the 90′s (why is it the 90′s designs are the worst? ). It’s an excellent little resource with art from many of the artists featured here, and whilst some of the scans aren’t of superb quality the diverse wealth of material more than makes up for it – a great read!

Notes on the above images:

(Top) 1981 cover art from Avatar creature designer Wayne Barlowe

(2nd Top) An action packed 1974 Cover from Tim White

(3rd Top) An astronaut in a familiar pose for this 1976 cover, art by David Bergen … If anyone knows any more about David please post a comment, there seems to be little info on him….

(Bottom) The instantly recognisble work of Leo & Diane Dillon art this time from 1972

Special thanks to Haniff for pointing me in the direction of Visco!

9 thoughts on “Visco (sfcovers.net)

  1. The Tim White one is my favourite. Off topic, It was a bit unexpected to find on your links one to Arawa.fm, I just discovered their awesome tumblr site two days ago. I love retro 80s scifi and robot pictures!

  2. The Wayne Barlowe one is great. I’ve actually had the pleasure of meeting him a few times, super nice dude, and super talented.

  3. Yeah it’s my favourite too – great costume… aah yeah I remember you mentioned Wayne before – cool – I reckon you should sort a Blog.sans.concept interview Eric ;-)

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