A fifth appearance on Sci-Fi-O-Rama for one of America’s premier 20th century Sci-fi Artist’s; Dean Ellis who sadly passed away last month (12th October 2009). This piece was featured in the July 1981 edition of Omni Magazine accompanying an article on the concept of Arthur C Clarke’s Space Eleveator. Read the full article here: http://is.gd/4TFxG
Dean’s friend Justine has contacted the blog directly asking for help compiling a list of Dean’s works and illustrations, so here’s a shout out to anyone who knows of or owns any Books/Magazines that carry Dean’s magnificent work… I’ve featured 4 here already and will continue to do so, but of course there are so many more… any help, hints will be greatly appreciated.
Thought I’d do a another quick Omni Magazine Post as quite a few visitors have been searching for it…
This is the cover of the July 1981 edition of the classic SF magazine and is taken from a 25 piece set over on Eric Carl’s Flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_carl/sets/72157616740741408/. Some superb examples old-school SF slanted Photomontage/Illustration/Design, some very much of it’s time, some still strikingly fresh, all still extremely cool – definitely recommended!
Art by Ute Osterwald – alas not much info on him other another than he produced 2 other Omni covers Nov 1979 & Jul 1980 – See these here: Omni Magazine Online http://www.omnimagonline.com/
OMNI was both a science magazine and science fiction magazine. It contained articles on science fact and short works of science fiction, and ran from 1978 till 1995, read more about it at Wikipedia. As you might expect for a Science fiction Magazine it features some pretty unusual covers such as the above issue, the art here produced by Austrian artist Wolfgang Hutter http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Hutter