First of all apologies regarding the hiatus between posting on Sci-Fi-O-Rama, no excuses! So then, SCSI cables are dusted off, my SyQuest drive’s green light is flickering, just waiting then for the Scanner to warm up and Photoshop 3.0 to load… Hmmm, f*ck that, let’s start then instead with a something from my favourite Flickr bank – a psychedelic Mike Hinge book cover produced for Neal Barret Jr’s 1971 Novel “The Leaves of Time”.
I love the work of New Zealand born Mike Hinge and have featured his work three times before, and I’m also lucky enough to own a copy his uber rare portfolio book “The Mike Hinge Experience” and I’ll post some more from that soon…. There’s a little more on the life of Mike here at Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Hinge
This Image comes via Flickr User via Flickr User mystique123_2000 who actually trades in vintage & rare books (cool!). See more
All scans are taken from the fantastic “The Mike Hinge Experience” 1973… I managed to find a copy of this via Amazon.com It’s an extremely interesting portfolio book that demonstrates Illustrator Designer Mike Hinge was well ahead of his time. A fascinating blend of Art Noveau inspired Psychedelia with a definite techno edge, especially so when you consider it predates Adobe Illustrator by at the very least 15 yrs. The things we take for granted these days!
I’ll post more from Mike soon…
Sci-fi Psychedelia! Covert Art for a 70’s edition of Clifford D.Simak’s novel “A Choice of Gods” – by New Zealand Born Designer/Illustrator Mike Hinge.
A big cyber-thumbs-up to Eric Carl for this submission – read more about this piece and Mike Hinge via his Flickr Feed: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_carl/2452590389/in/set-72157604799546318/