A varied selection of retro SF and Fantasy book art. Sci-Fi-O-Rama was pretty much built upon the back of posting forgotten book and games art, so with a renaissance in blog activity what better than to revisit the archives and excerpt another sampler.
A David Pelham Penguin cover for a 1976 edition of Kurt Vonnegut’s Novel “Cat’s Cradle”
Scan via Flickr User: Michael Bojkowski he’s also got a little selection of Illustrated Paperback cover’s here http://www.flickr.com/photos/mooski/sets/72157594314437849/
Also of note: check this excellent compendium of Penguin SF Book covers: http://www.penguinsciencefiction.org/ Many thanks to Thistle for that link!
Cat’s Cradle, by the way, is that game you play with string wrapped around your fingers.
Two David Pelham Book Covers from the 1970’s, for Penguin Books…
There’s an excellent in depth Interview with David Pelham over at Creative Review: http://www.creativereview.co.uk/crblog/penguin-by-designers-david-pelham/
Art via Jeff’s excellent Ski-ffy blog – if your looking for more Sci-Fi inspiration do check it out! an extremely large selection of goodies.